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Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

Part 2 My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants

My daughter’s first cochlear implant was done when she was 3 years old. When I made the decision to put in a cochlear implant, I was also making the decision to make her completely deaf. She would have absolutely no hearing in the implanted ear when the cochlear was off. This is a sweet video of a young boy whose implant was turned on for the first time https://youtu.be/9EVNfd1igoE. This was not AT ALL how it went for us. My daughter…

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My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

My daughter’s triumph being deaf with cochlear implants.

I have so much going on in the next month I’m a little overwhelmed. I’m trying not to think about it. The most important thing is my daughter turns 18 in a week. ONE WEEK SHE’S 18!!! How did this happen? What a long road we had. My daughter was born a little over a year after I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. The neurologist took me off birth control, and the pullout method didn’t work. The best accident I…

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Social security disability doctor evaluation not what I thought….

Social security disability doctor evaluation not what I thought….

I spent the morning in the doctor’s office for my daughter. I had a 9:00 appointment and wasn’t seen until after 10:00. It wasn’t because she was sick. It wasn’t because we needed to run tests. It wasn’t even an appointment made at our request. It was made because social security required an outside doctor to meet with her for her social security disability application. I thought it was odd, my daughter is deaf, she has prosthetic hearing in the…

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