Isaac's World

Isaac is Deaf but hears with cochlear implants. He received his first cochlear implant on September 25th, 2006. He received his second cochlear implant on September 10, 2008. This is his journey with sound as told by mommy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Waiting for approval

Right now we are waiting for the insurance company to respond to our request for a bilateral implant for Isaac. Hopefully it won't be a huge struggle. For Isaac's first implant our private insurance covered 80% and our state medical assistance covered the rest. I am curious to see how the second implant pans out.

On a brighter note, I am just amazed at the language that is coming out of Isaac's mouth lately. I was really focusing on him at dinner tonight and I was talking to Ian about this past saturday. I was telling him how much fun I had at the birthday party we went to. Isaac said the "candy on the floor, run to pick up candy, hit hit" That was exactly what he said! He was telling us about the pinata at Olivia's house! I know this shouldn't seem shocking to me, but he just overheard Ian and me talking about saturday at my friend's house. The cool thing is that he heard what we were saying, remembered the party and told us about it! My deaf child overheard a conversation and told me other events that transpired in that same day! Amazing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It truly is amazing, Shiloh. I really envy you parents whose kids can speak, but I am also thankful that my son can at least hear. That is such a miracle! That Isaac is such a smart little whipper snapper, he's going to do so well in life!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Tom's Mum said...

That's so fantastic, I also get really excited when Tom overhears things. He has become so good at listening that I can't even whisper to his dad without him hearing anymore!!
Isaac is adorable.

6:58 AM  
Blogger Mom to Toes said...

Go, Isaac! That is really wonderful that he responded that way! He is ahead of Erin on sentence structure.

He is going to do so well with the second implant!

I was talking to Erin's audi on Friday about how if we knew a year ago what we know now about bilaterals, we would have gone with two to begin with.

She explained that she is still on the fence about simultaneous bilaterals. She said that she sees enough people get no benefits from CIs to keep her from being ready to say simultaneous bilaterals are the way to go.

I was amazed to hear her say that, because she is very progressive.

I thought of you and told her that from what I understand, CHOP is following the same thought process. She wasn't surprised to hear that. ;-)

We are fortunate that our kids are responding so well and we can confidently go forward with second implants. They'll grow up never even remembering when they only heard on one side. :-D

I look forward to hearing from your insurance company! I hope they approve it quickly!

9:07 PM  

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