Thursday, 19 March 2015

Hearing Aid Blues

Gideon has been making leaps and bounds since his last eye surgery.  Prior to this you could wave your hands in front of him and there would be no visual response.  He wouldn't even blink or flinch as an intuitive protective reflex.  After his second cataract surgery, he has now started to track objects and he has even been smiling in response to my smile.  It's like a switch has been flipped.  It's amazing!  I'm sure he still is considered to have low vision, but in comparison to what he was doing before... it's like night and day.

Unfortunately the hearing side of things are at a standstill.  We know that his hearing has decreased since his first assessment and that he will not be able to have surgery until next fall or winter.  Since our ENT is pregnant and wont be able to do the surgery before she goes on maternity leave, the plan was for him to get hearing aids while we waited.  Now our Audiologist is on a sick leave.  Her office is a mess and no one there knows what's going on with our file.  *sigh* The poor little guy just can't catch a break.

Gideon is now almost seven months old.  He has been living in a low vision world that is rather quiet.  He's at an age where he needs as much stimuli as he can get and it's so frustrating that he's in this situation.    


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