Filed Under (Activation) by Kel on 16-02-2009

I’ve got a sleeping baby being dead weight on one arm, so please forgive any typos!

Keeping in mind that you can’t have huge expectations for an initial stim, today was beautiful. I’ve seen him react a small handful of times at home (OK … twice) but the first days with a implant you don’t see major things, his brain is still trying to figure out what is going on. I am amazed, though. He had definite reactions to some louder stuff, and got quite still and wide eyed, looking around a little, for speech. Speech! My deaf baby! (Granted, this was loud speech with them turned quite up – he is not hearing normal speech quite yet. That will come soon, but the last thing we want is to overdo it and scare him.) Unlike the hearing aids, while there still isn’t a lot, I could see it this time: the start of sound.

We also turned both on today! We will tweak the programs tomorrow. He has a harness that he wears them in, and he was great leaving them, and that, alone.

A huge day, with little signs. I am so glad, so thankful.

I don’t have a pic of him wearing them yet, we were busy talking and listening and playing. But here is the best part of our 1.25 hour video




Lucas'Mommy on 16 February, 2009 at 8:15 pm #

Congratulations, how exciting! Now the journey really begins…

karen on 16 February, 2009 at 8:35 pm #

No words…just tears of joy. Thanks for sharing. Love to you all, mom

Hetha on 17 February, 2009 at 8:39 am #

Wow! He really reacted! That’s so cool :-)
We didn’t see any reaction with Ethan until his second mapping session, several weeks after initial stimulation. Way to go Daniel! He’s a cutie pie.

Tammy on 17 February, 2009 at 8:51 am #

I have tears. I’m so happy for you all and can’t wait to hear more updates on Danny’s hearing journey!

Drew's Mom on 17 February, 2009 at 7:22 pm #

Congratulations! What an exciting day.

Heather on 19 February, 2009 at 2:25 pm #

Oh, I am so excited for you and Danny!!!

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