Tuesday, December 15, 2009

One Year Ago Today.....

One year ago today, our family received an early Christmas miracle. On December 15, 2008, just after her first birthday, Chloe received bilarteral Choclear Implants and we were told this child, who was diagnosed with profound hearing loss at 5 months old, WOULD be a hearing child! Chloe would no longer live in a world of silence, but she would hear all of the beautiful sounds of the world around her! Do you realize what a miracle this is???Here she is one year later. This little girl who was once silent, now babbles, squeals, laughs, and screams constantly! She is learning new words everyday and will attempt to repeat most of what she hears. Miss Priss has also started the two year old-age-of-a-million-questions phase. She will point and ask "What's this?" She notices everything around her, pointing and saying "LOOOOOOKKKK!!!" Little Miss Indepence is learning to put her "ears" (it's what we call her processors) on by herself. Whenever a coil falls off, she can get it back in place by herself. Everytime I see her, I can't help but think, "what a miracle...."


Her "Hearing Birthday" is actually the day she was activated, December 31, 2008. So on New Year's Eve, 2009, she will celebrate her first "hearing birthday." Here is a video from activation day, the first time she heard voices....






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