Tuesday, December 16, 2008

10 days and counting...

Ahhhh... only 10 days left until surgery. I'm very excited, yet also very anxious and nervous for surgery. Life is really hectic right now too! I can't seem to stay on top of my school work, I'm trying to plan the *perfect* 1st birthday bash, and I'm trying to get ready for Christmas! Oh yeah, and I have a baby to take care of. I'm hoping for a 2-hour delay tomorrow to catch up a bit...

I called CHOP today to request the make, model and color for Lucas's car, I mean ear. I'm still not totally convinced, but have chosen the beige/skin-toned Cochlear Freedom. Blue would be fun, but maybe not when he's 15? I saw on the website that you can buy stickers to jazz it up too, so there's an option. I've been getting a lot of questions lately from friends and family about what it will look like, whether you'll be able to see the implant, whether it will need to be replaced as he grows, etc., so I'm going to make some educational posts. I've gotten many resources from other blogs, so thanks. Check out this cochlear implant explanation. It has a very comprehensive explanation about how the CI works.

Well, enjoy your own countdown to Christmas, as I look forward to a birthday party, Christmas, and the gift of hearing for my baby boy.

3 comments:

Val said...

I've been reading, not much time for comments anymore but I'm so excited for him/y'all. Big big fun and excitement headed your way.

Christian's Mommy said...

I'm thinking of you! Surgery day will be here before you know it.o

LStern said...

Lucas is lucky, too! Thanks for allowing me to share your journey. One day in the far future, I hope you will share it with your beautiful boy. I feel confident that Lucas will enrich your life in ways that you can't even imagine right now. You're doing a beautiful job given the challenges which you have already faced.