Today is Amanda's one month anniversary of being activated!
What a difference a month makes!
She had her 5th mapping today and so far so good!
We took Goldy's collar and dog tags with us and made sure Amanda could hear them before we left the audiologist's office. She's still got some twitching going on (CLICK PHOTOS TO BIGIFY)
hopefully she'll habituate
and her auditory nerve
won't be so sensitive at
some point. She has one program where the volume is clipped off before the twitching starts so that will be good for Disneyland and other loud places.
And yes, she can once again hear Goldy's dog tags. Yay!
We also had a productive day in another sense! We bought a brand new van today! We had two big old gas guzzling vans to accommodate Amanda's two brothers with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Since her 14 year-old brother, Chris passed away two years ago we decided to get a new more environmentally and economically friendly minivan . Joseph fits nicely in it, don't you think? And it is a rear entry van which we've never had so hopefully parking won't be so much of a problem! AND we don't plan to towed, ticketed or flat tired on the way to or from audiology appointments.
Amanda is eating a snack, doing her homework and watching television...with earphones on! That is a first...well the earphones part anyway! Great study habits, hmm?!
Okay...here's an update! Amanda just posted a photo entry on her blog. I had taken a picture of her on the way to pick up our new van. Remember I had said that we took Goldy's tags with us to the mapping? Well look at what's around Amanda's neck! Click it to BIGIFY. Not sure why some pictures allow you to bigify and others do not. But this one is definitely worth bigifying!