I know, I know... I am really behind in my posts. I have so much to tell you all about how Erin is doing. I want to share how her first 2/3 of the year of her first IEP is going. Where she falls within relation to her peers. What our recent struggles have been.
(Look for my upcoming post about what happens when you put a defiant three year old who happens to have $14,000 (est) worth of electronics within her reach into a time out alone). And I also need to get some new video up. (I'm really wishing I had video of the timeout... or maybe not. Cochlear might not have been so understanding had they actually seen the circumstances.)
But, first... I really want to share an amazing video of a Sequential Bilateral Surgery that was performed a couple days ago by Erin's surgeon, Dr. Clifford Megerian. Her amazing audiologist, Dr. Gail Murray, was also there and offered excellent information beyond what the surgery demonstrates.
Before you click the link, I want to offer a warning. Particularly to "new" parents.
Much of this surgery is filmed through a microscope. So it looks much more terrifying than it really is. I intentionally avoided all surgery pics and video before Erin's surgery, and I am glad I did.
So, if you are new to the process...please, please don't click this link. I am only able to watch it comfortably because Erin is more than a year post-surgery. As parents, one of the most important things at this stage of the game is to not overthink the details. Leave that to your child's surgeon.
On that note...
Sequential Bilateral Cochlear Implant Surgery - 2/24/2009
I've mentioned before how amazed I am by Erin's small incision. After seeing the surgery, I am even more amazed.
Thanks, Dr. Megerian! As if we weren't grateful before. Now we have the video proof of how much is involved.