Thursday, September 4, 2008

November 14....

The date is set....Chloe will have her Cochlear implants done on November 14, assuming there are no hold-ups with the insurance. (They don't anticipate any problems.) Notice I said implant-S. Yes, she will have simultaneous bilateral CI's done. We are just glad to get the surgery over with in one trip to the OR. Originally we were told that they would implant one side and then 6 months later they would implant the other. This way she only goes under anesthesia one time and doing a simultaneous bilateral CI should speed up her speech development. We are also glad to get this surgery done before Christmas. This means there's a chance she could be hearing some things by Christmas time. They will turn her CI's up in stages, so she won't be shocked by sound, which she has basically never heard. She goes tomorrow for her head CT, then she will be all set, just waiting for November 14. This will be a long 2 months...

2 comments:

Jenn said...

That is FANTASTIC news!!!

Val said...

Yea, Chloe, I know the parents are excited too, maybe nervous. She's in good hands though, let me know if you need anything...or I'll happy to talk to mom and dad.
have fun at the beach!