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, September 09, 2008

Surgery Tomorrow!

When I woke Isaac up this morning for pre-school, I realized that this time tomorrow we would be in the midst of the surgery process to give him a cochlear implant for his left ear. I know it is the right thing to do, but as I touched his head above his left ear (where the internal magnet would go), I was thinking that tomorrow there will be a bandage covering a wound on his head in that same spot. Underneath the bandage and the wound will be a miraculous device that will allow him to hear out of his left ear. It is a bittersweet thing. He will have improved quality of life because of it, and for that I am grateful. If I am being competely truthful, I am sad that we have to go through it at all. I know that God will utimately receive the glory for this and Isaac's life as a whole, and I cling to that.

This path that Isaac has been on for his life is not one that I would have chosen for him. It is a path that has many detours, bumps and potholes. It is also a more beautiful and special path than I could have imagined for him and our family.

My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."
Isaiah 55:8-9

This is what we have been praying for. This event is what has tested my faith for the past year. I have cried countless tears over this and now it is happening. Our path is not as easy as the paths of others, but not as difficult as some. I am trusting in the Lord for my strength. This situation has grown me so much in my faith and as a person. Like so much in my life, I stress too easily. As soon as something does not go as I expect it to, I get in a tizzy. I flail my arms and legs while running around in circles trying to find a solution on my own. (Not really, but this is how I must look to God! :-) ) I finally get exhausted and trust God. I am learning, and I say learning because I still struggle with this, that I can save alot of time and energy by just praying and trusting the Lord. This is what I am going to do tomorrow. God is in control. He loves Isaac more than I ever could, and that is a humbling thought because I know how much my heart swells for my precious little boy.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow, we will be praying for Isaac and for you.

Can't wait to hear how he is, please update us as soon as you can.

Kylie is having her surgery October 13.

9:53 AM  
Blogger Mom to Toes said...

I'll be thinking of Isaac, you and your family tomorrow, Shiloh.

Before you know it, you won't remember a time where he didn't listen with both ears.

12:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wendy is right, before you know it, it'll seem as if Isaac has always heard with both "ears". He'll be in our thoughts and prayers here as well.

1:03 PM  
Blogger Bright Family said...


Everything will go great! You all will definitely be in our prayers as your little man gets his new ear tomorrow. I am very excited for you all and I can't wait to hear about all of the wonderful progress in the near future!

Tayten, already excited that Isaac has one blue ear like him, will be thrilled to see that he has two blue ears just like him!

Praying for a quick and uneventful recovery,


1:43 PM  
Blogger Landon's Mom said...

Good luck. We'll be praying for Isaac tomorrow.

2:37 PM  
Blogger Drew's Mom said...

We'll be thinking about you tomorrow!

7:31 PM  
Anonymous Shannon Duick said...

Oh my goodness, I just happened to look at your blog and realized that tomorrow is his surgery, I was thinking it was later in the month. I'll be thinking about you guys tomorrow...cyber hug, as I know it will be hard. It makes me think back to the day before #2 and I was even more a mess than before #1, but after the fact it was easier because you'll know what to expect.

Know that you are in the best hands and Dr. Kaplan will take the best care of your little boy.

Call us or e-mail us after things settle down and let us know how things are going...717-266-1070 or

Again, cyber hug to you all.
Shannon, Bill & Zachary

9:08 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Praying for Isaac...and his family! He will do great...and the benefits will be worth it all! :)

11:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just talked to Ian and know that the Lord was with Isaac and you all. Praise the Lord,We serve an awesome God.

Love you all and keeping you in our prayers.


2:10 PM  
Blogger Laurie said...

Thinking of you all and anxiously waiting for an update! Isaac will be just fine. . . you have such a wonderful support system!

Praying for you. . .

6:25 PM  

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