Well where do I begin...
He had his screening test as a new born as was OK. We beleive this has been something that has happened over the last 4-5 months as everyone that has ever been around him has said they do not believe this has been deaf for much longer then this. He said 'mum' and then his speech just did not approve. Its pretty much...'umma, umma, mumma' for everything.
After several visits to doctors we finally got to have an ABR test which showed is severity of hearing loss. (I will just add now that I'm from England but live in Cyprus so some of the way things are done may be differnt to where you are).
This was only diagnosed 2 weeks ago and we are booked in at the end of May for MRI and CT scan.
I always know what he wants and commnication between us is fine. If im completly honest I just thought that his lack of speech was due to lazyness.
Since this diagnosis I have been looking on you tube etc to try to learn some basic signs and help him further.
Im begining to stuggle with this as he just thinks its a game and we are dancing with our hands lol.....How do you get a 2 yr old to understand what signs mean?? and would it be best to just try one at a time until he understands what that means??
I'm trying so hard but as you can imagine and I feel like I (sorry should say we..me and my husband) have been put under a lot of pressure and i'm not sure im dealing with it very well?! One minute I want to burst into tears and the next I look at him and think that it doesnt make a difference. We also have a 6 month old and I am begining now to wonder how this is going to effect her.
I do think that CI's are the way to go with him and I am pleased to hear that your little girl has had such benifit from them...
so...once he has the implants done (from what I understand from my doctor) he is goig to have both done at the same time. Did your little girl pick up speech quite quickly then? and how often do you have to remove them? is it just near water etc and do you sign with her when she hasnt got them in?
We will know more after the MRI and CT scan as the doc said this may pick up as to why this has happend.
Ive still have about a 100 questions and some may sound silly but I think the bast people to ask about this kind of thing is not my doctor but people like you guys who have 1st hand experiance.
Thank you for listening and helping me :-) x