Thursday, January 19, 2012

Explantation and Re-implantation For Liam

Liam went in for his re-implantation surgery and I'm pleased to say it went MUCH better. I know it's been a while since we've updated and there is a LOT to share, so let's just do bullet points to be sure I don't miss too much.

  • Surgery should have taken 2 1/2 hours, but actually took 5.
  • The doctor thought he was only able to get 8 electrodes in (and he had to use a different device, but that's okay), but at activation, we found that he has TEN! Wahooo!
  • Recovery went quickly, and Liam did awesome.  He had some trouble with his oxygen levels when he was waking up, but was fine by the end of the second day.
  • Liam is WILLINGLY wearing his hearing aid and processor for several hours at a time every day.
  • At the end of December, he turned three so the school district took over his education.  He now goes to school full time four days a week and a half day on the fifth day so he can go to physical therapy in the afternoon.
  • He's starting to have a couple of words here and there that people can actually understand.
I think those are the major highlights. There is more to share and I'll get to them. Now that Liam is in school more and I don't have to take him (thank you school bus driver lady!), I can devote more time to blogging. I'm pretty excited about that because I'm dying dying dying to start writing a book.  More to come SOON!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I hope you write a book! I am so glad Liam is adjusting to the hearing aid/implant combination. It is hard to believe that he is already three - where does the time go?