Thursday, July 10, 2014

Green light

This week, we had our final consultation before Afua's cochlear implant surgery. I had my questions memorized and went through them one by one. We talked about recovery, future MRIs (the magnet needs to be removed or specially covered to have an MRI) and what the follow up therapies will be like. 

Her surgery will be next month so we have a few weeks of summer to enjoy. After that, she will be recovering and then her CI will be activated. 

We have big dreams for Afua and feel that this is the best decision for her. At the same time, we know this doesn't cure her hearing loss, she is perfect the way she is and we will continue to teach her sign language. 

Decisions like these aren't easy, but once we have peace about what to do, we move ahead with excitement. 


  1. So happy for your family! My little boy's cochlear implant has changed our lives dramatically. He's 16 months post-op, and has a spoken vocabulary of over 50 words! What an exciting time for you and Afua...if you have any questions as you prepare for surgery or want to connect, I'd love to hear from you! My email is frugalmomma1 (at) hotmail (dot) com.

    1. Thanks for reaching out to me, Frugal Momma! I will definitely be in touch as we will have lots of questions.