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.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Christmas 2008





After seeing my sister and brother-in-law on Christmas, I was kindly reminded that I haven't updated our blogs in a long time. It is time for an update. We had a wonderful Christmas this year. We spent the morning at our house opening presents from Santa and Papaw and Dee in Kentucky. Isaac even went to the Dollar Store and picked out presents for our whole family with Granny. Isaac got me a back scratcher, Ian a scarf and Noah a toy gun (I think it was more for him than Noah). Both of the boys got so many presents that we need to go through the old ones and get ready for a yard sale this summer!

In the afternoon, we went to Granny and Grandpa's house where we spent the day with Granny, Grandpa, Aunt Lydia and Uncle Mike. We opened presents, played with toys, ate a Christmas meal, sang "Happy Birthday" to Jesus and ate some birthday cake. On Saturday, Great Grandpa Dick and Great Grandma Dory came to visit us from New York. We had a wonderful time with them. They haven't seen the boys since the summertime.

In other news, Isaac is doing well with his 2nd implant. He still does not like to have his "old ear" off and listen with just his "new ear." He doesn't have a lot of word recognition with his new side yet, but I know it will come in time. He is a super smart kid and is doing so well in pre-school. He has a fun loving personality and makes his teachers laugh every day.

Noah is doing well and is talking so much. It is amazing how easily a hearing child picks up the language that we had to work so hard with Isaac to attain. Isaac and Noah really love each other, but they love to pick on each other too. Isaac will set up a train track and Noah will want to play with it and Isaac will get angry because Noah is "messing up the track!"

2 Comments:

Blogger Lucas'Mommy said...

I'm so glad to hear Isaac is doing well with his 2nd implant! I was trying to remember which blog I read that switched from CHOP to another CI center, and I just came across yours again! Yay! Lucas has been implanted for a month now, and activated for 2 weeks, but we want to go bilateral and our surgeon said he probably won't ever do it, so I'm ready to seek another opinion. It sounds like you've had a great experience at GMBH. Did you have any insurance problems being out of state? Had you looked into Hopkins too? I'm not going to sit around and wait for CHOP. Thanks for any advice! You can email me: jrodcampbell@gmail.com. Thanks! Your neighbor in Lancaster, Jen

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Blogger Jack said...

AWESOME picture..U cant get this after some days..Great memory! keep it going..have a nice week end too..

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