The most important thing that has happened? L's hearing in his right hear (surgery ear) is normal. This was completely unexpected. We thought it might get him close and hearing aids would do the rest, but no! I asked our audiologist what had to happen next, and she said the most beautiful words I've heard in a long time: "His hearing in that ear is normal. And we don't treat normal." So next year we will complete surgery on his left ear, and our hope is that he will be out of hearing aids by Kindergarten.
In addition, he did not qualify for speech/language services at Children's. He's behind his peers by a few months, which just amazes us--he didn't hear/speak English until 9 mos ago, and couldn't hear until less than 2 months ago. Craziness. We are having him evaluated by the school district (adding in OT as well for the limb deficiency) in September, so we'll see what they have to say. Color me seriously shocked.
Other than that, just enjoying the sun!
Fishing for the first time at Lake Curlew in eastern WA:
|Loving hanging out on the dock|
Hanging out at Lake Roesigal:
Visit from the cousins:
|On the monorail to the Space Needle|
Fourth of July in Montana, fishing the Big Hole River:
|Not a fan of fireworks. At all.|
Coming up? Contain your jealousy...we are going to meet Thomas the Train tomorrow! L is a huge Thomas fan, so it should be thrilling. And next week, he and I brave a train ride to California. 30 hrs on a train with a 3 year old. It will be really fun or really not. We'll see. It's all in the planning, right?