Friday, October 1, 2010

Lucas is getting...

* A SECOND COCHLEAR IMPLANT!!! *


Barring any insurance problems, Lucas will be bilaterally implanted with a Cochlear N5 implant in his left ear on November 22, 2010. Surgery will be at CHOP with with the same surgeon who did the first surgery. We are excited, nervous, anxious and just so incredibly thrilled to give him surround sound! More details to follow, but we just wanted to share our very exciting news!

14 comments:

Landry said...

That is FANTASTIC news!!!

Julia said...

Yee-haw!!!! I saw the post title come up and was desperately curious to find out what he was getting ... and what a wonderful surprise! I'm so glad you managed to make this happen. I'm sure the run-up to surgery will be stressful, but this too shall pass. Good luck with everything, and keep us up to date.

PinkLAM said...

Congratulations, how wonderful for Lucas! If his experience with being bilateral ends up being anything like mine, you will notice a huge (positive) difference in his hearing :)

melissa said...

That is AMAZING news!! I wish Lucas the best

leah said...

Fantastic! What great news!!! Here's to hearing in stereo!

We'll keep you guys in our thoughts through the surgery process. I hope the insurance goes through smoothly, and everything gets approved quickly.

Thinking of you guys!

Anonymous said...

So touching!
I am very happy he finally can get 2nd implant!!! Hope he will have great hearing day on Christmas =)

Keep to post

Cheers,
Betty

Miss Kat's Parents said...

That is awesome!

Piece of advice though, it could be REALLY rough! Miss Kat got her second CI just about 20 months after her first. She really struggled with the first few weeks. She took to her first CI like a fish in water because, to her, the input was SO much better than her hearing aids. BUT, now she gets such great sound from her first CI, the sound of the second one was unacceptably unclear and garbled. She called it "beeping" and she would cry and say that she didn't want to wear it. It got better after about two weeks, when she started to be able to understand speech with the new side, but that short time was VERY trying (especially since we were completely unprepared for it.)

Lauren said...

Such great news, J! So happy for the three of you! What great things await! Sending you prayers and my very best of thoughts!

spankey said...

great news. many prayers for Lucas and the rest of y'all in the coming months.

Christian and Lily's Mommy said...

This is great! Congrats!

Erica said...

What wonderful news! We are thrilled for all of you.

mbishopp said...

Wonderful. Congrats. You have been through it all before so it should be easier this time around. keeping my fingers crossed.

Emily said...

How exciting!!! Congratulations! I hope everything goes smoothly and will be thinking about Lucas. So happy for you guys!

tammy said...

This is WONDERFUL news!!!! So very excited for you all and what's to come as Lucas hears in surround sound! Yippeee!