Sunday, November 21, 2010

meet Graeme

Meet Graeme:

Graeme was born at Build-a-Bear last weekend. He, of course, was named after another famous Graeme. Graeme got two "cochlear implants" last weekend too.

Meet Lucas:

Lucas only has one cochlear implant, but will be getting one tomorrow, just like his bear friend, Graeme.

I can't believe this day has finally come. It's been an emotionally rough week for me leading up to this point. For every good reason I can give you for getting the second implant, I can give you a good reason for not.

What it comes down to is this. We want the very, very best for our son. We want him to hear the very best that he can, to make the rest of his life easier for him. We don't want to ask ourselves for the rest of our lives, "what if...?" If we're going to do, it has to be now. So, here we go. I can't wait until it's over. Please pray for an uneventful day, strong, steady surgeon hands, and a quick recovery.

Lucas will be a bilateral bionic boy tomorrow. Wow.


Landry said...

We are praying for you both that you find total peace with your decision and that everything goes off without a hitch tomorrow. Praying for swift, steady hands for the surgeons and peace for you as you sit, waiting anxiously to hold your baby again.

If it helps ease your mind at all, we also struggled with going bilateral. Landry didn't used to notice/care when one was off and the other was on. Within the last few months, she is terribly bothered when one is on and not the other and we can tell a HUGE difference in her ability to hear when one is off or not working properly.


chrisflinchbaugh said...

Gooooooo Lucas!

Bill and Shelly said...

Thinking and praying for Lucas and you today.
Can't wait to hear how he does with being bilateral!

Hugs to you all,


leah said...

I am saying a prayer for Lucas, and sending every positive thought in your direction. Here's to TWO ears to hear!

P.S.- Nolan has a similar Build a Bear (only his is brown)- it is his favorite toy! I still need to get hearing aids for the bear, though.

Melanie said...

I didn't know you could get HA's for the Build a Bears!! How cool.

Been thinking about you all today and glad to read that things look good so far.

You will NOT regret this decision. When one of Peas' CI's falls off, his speech completely changes. It makes such a difference. Really.

Emily said...

Thinking about Lucas and wishing for a speedy recovery!