Saturday, August 11, 2012

Activation Successful!

Just a quick not to tell you that Gwyneth's cochlear implant activation was successful!  It will take some time for her to get used to this new device on her head, and probably a few months if not more before we begin to see her speech improve because of her new hearing.  We'll return a few times over the next several months to have the audiologists adjust the settings until they get it exactly right for her needs.

If you want to learn more about the exact implant system Gwyneth has, you can read about the Cochlear Nucleus System here.

Gwyneth's last photo pre-activation!

Gwyneth's new hearing!

Gwyneth's new friend, a koala with implants just like hers!

Highlight of our trip...Gwyneth bumped into a North Carolina hero in the lobby at Duke...do you know who this is?

Nate

9 comments:

Steve and Julie said...

Awesome picture of Gwyneth and Richard Petty "The King". So good to hear that the surgery went well for Gwyneth (& Koala bear). God is good. Praying for you whole family.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful!!! Thank you for keeping us all informed and God bless your sweet little family.
-Betty in Oconomowoc WI

Amy said...

Oh my goodness....how cool is that?!

Type (little) a aka Michele said...

My gosh, she really has her Mama's smile! My niece had the same surgery 7 yrs ago. Best of luck Gwyneth!

Susan said...

That's great! I hope it works well for her!

Mary said...

Awesome news! Glad it was a success. That was icing on the cake meeting Richard Petty!

asplashofsunshine said...

Gosh, she is absolutely adorable! So glad the implants are successful!

Sarah Halstead said...

How awesome! We make some trips to Duke also. Would love to meet him! How is she doing with the cochlear implants now?

Kate's Kupcake Kritiques said...

These pictures are beautiful!