Monday, July 9, 2007


Although I do not have anything new to report I thought I would write a little post anyway for all those hoping for some words from us. We are working hard on composing our bilateral implant request letters and would ask, if you are a person who prays, for you to say a small prayer for us and those who will be deciding about the procedure. We desperately hope that Corrina will receive an implant because she is a very bright little person and having the ability to hear better, localize sound, and pay attention in noisy places seems like such an important thing. But, we also cannot foresee the future so while we feel this is best we are trusting that whatever the outcome is God has Corrina and her life in his hands.
Corrina had alot of fun playing with a toy slide today; climbing up the stairs with her fingers she would reach the top and slide her fingers all the way down, we would all say Weeeeeeeee, and she would laugh! We saw her waiting her turn very patiently and responding to sounds said very quietly.
Corrina loves to make noises by sticking out her tongue and blowing (spit everywhere)! She does this alot in the car. We are teaching her other 'mouth' noises to help make all of this fun. It also teaches her to engage her vocal muscles, something she has little experience with.
I tried to take a picture of Dave and I doing some therapy time at home:

They didn't work out as I had hoped, but here you can see that we are playing with fruit saying "cut, cut cut!" and "yummmy food!"


DAve & JAnie said...

I have added some links to other Ci users in the sidebar. If you are one of them but do not want to be linked here just let me know. I only added those that I remember asking (I hope i remember correctly!)

Anonymous said...

Hey guys!
Glad you wrote a post, I was wondering what was going on up there! Are you on Ci Circle? I am but haven't been reading posts for a few weeks, I'm on too many forums at the moment. If you aren't a member, it's a yahoo group that you'd love and I know at least one Canadian family on there with a bilateral, might be a good resource person for you to talk to.


Claire Colvin said...

So glad to hear that things are going well. I know you'll do a great job with the letters. I'll definitely be praying and if there's anything else I can do just let me know.

Laurie said...

Hello! Your little girl looks so precious. Glad she is doing well with her CI. I just recently went bilateral and love it. There is truly a difference between hearing with one ear and two ears.

I'd love to add your blog to my site. May I?

Also, let me know if I can help you or answer any questions.

Val said...

My little girl is bilateral and my son has one! Implants are cool. stop by and visit. I thought you guys look like a lot of FUN!! She is too cute.