Tuesday, August 19, 2008

September 26th

The surgery date has been set! September 26th, 7:30am at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio. We decided to go ahead and do simultaneous bilateral CIs. Bryan and I have agonized over what the best thing for Courtney would be, and we feel confident that doing two at the same time is what is right for us. I almost feel relieved to have made the decision and can move forward and mentally prepare for the 6 hour surgery.

We have been attending Sunshine Cottage regularly and have a new Parent Advisor, Julie, who is wonderful. The past few sessions have been about CIs, audiograms, and the infamous speech banana. Bryan and I both still feel so thirsty for information. I honestly don't know how anyone could get through all of this without the help of a school such as Sunshine Cottage. What a blessing to be so close to such an amazing place!

Jeremy will start kindergarten on Monday. I can't believe it! He has been counting down the days and absolutely cannot wait! He and Bryan had a father son weekend and went to Houston to see an Astros game, went swimming, school clothes shopping, and no trip is complete without a visit to the Bass Pro Shop. Thursday is meet the teacher night so we will go, drop off his school supplies, and meet his teacher.

Logan is our little stink! He is nothing but trouble! He is talking more and more and still loves to play baseball. We go back to Dr. McCash on September 2nd to find out if the 2 hour patching prescription is working. I sure hope so because I can't imagine trying to get him to wear it any longer!

Bryan and I are doing well and certainly keeping busy! My company will be doing some work out in California for at least the next 3 years so we are very excited about that. I am definitely enjoying being able to stay home with Courtney Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I know next week will be a rude awakening for all of us having to get up so early for school!


tammy said...

WOW! That's great! I can't believe how fast this has gone for you all! Great work mom & dad! Before you know it your precious little girl will be hearing her mommy & daddy & brothers! AMAZING! This whole journey is just simply amazing!

Melanie said...


I am happy that you posted on my blog so I could find yours! :) Our surgeon doesn't do simultaneous CI's with infants/toddlers so we had to do it twice. I will be thinking of your sweet baby on September 26th.

Laurie said...

Sunshine Cottage sounds like a wonderful place. I'm glad it is there for you and others.

Congratulations on Courtney's surgery date. . .it is only natural for you and your husband to be excited and nervous at the same time. Kids bounce back quicker than adults do so Courtney should do well. That is great that you are giving her the opportunity to be bilateral. That way she will never be "off the air" because she will have the other side as a backup.

Will be thinking of you on the 26th and checking your blog often!

Laurie in TN