Today I am meeting a family with a 4 year old who was implanted- they Mother is Deaf, and the Father is hearing.
They use the bilingual approach with their child and she signs sometimes and speaks other times. I am looking forward to meeting them and hearing about the journey to their decision!
My last meeting scared me a bit. I met a family with a 10 year old boy who got two failed implants. Needless to say I left feeling like I would never get one for MIcah. Something about the way his ear was shaped caused issues with the implant. I need to know of these stories, this is real and can happen!!
They were implanted in CA. Not at Childrens hospital. The parents dont sign much.