Thursday, August 2, 2012

Meeting another CI family

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.

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