This will be a very short post, with more updates tomorrow. Lucas will not go to sleep. His day went pretty well, until he awoke from his nap and wouldn't stop calling my name. I think he's afraid I won't be here when he wakes up, just like this afternoon. He won't go to sleep with me lying in bed with him, in the bed next to him, or even rocking him. I'm taking a break right now, and Nate's on "get Lucas to go to sleep duty." But, I'm headed back into his room again soon.
This evening we enjoyed spending time with the families on the lawn next to our apartment. It was nice to get to know some of them better. Today at the John Tracy Clinic, we met with his speech and language teacher, and had an audiological consultation, in addition to support group and lectures on language acquisition, communication methods and bilingualism. It was definitely a full day. We're all pretty tired, and hoping that Lucas goes to sleep very soon. We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Lucas was born with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss to two hearing parents. He wore hearing aids starting at 3 months, but he got no benefit from them, as we soon found out. He received a cochlear implant in his right ear 3 days after his first birthday. His second ear was implanted 1 month before his third birthday. Cochlear implants have changed Lucas's life immensely. This site was developed to chronicle his life and progress learning to listen and speak!