Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Overdue update...


Sonova Announces immediate market re-entry - FDA Approval for Advanced Bionics!

Here's the link....

This means that Carver can finally get his right ear implanted again!!! We will likely have this done next month. We need to get through Kinnick's eye surgery first.

Kinnick is scheduled for Glaucoma surgery 9/22/2011. The pressure in her right eye continues to be high - in the lower 30's. They will be putting a valve in the eye to drain the excess fluid. Our doctor in Michigan only works on retina related issues. This is another specialty - yippie, we needed another one, right? Luckily, we found a very qualified Glaucoma doctor about 3 1/2 hours from our home. So, we won't have to take the long 16 hour trip for this surgery. This doctor is located in Kansas City. My best friend lives in Kansas City, so I'll get to see her while I'm there, too.

Carver got another round of Botox on Monday. It doesn't seem to make a huge difference, but every little bit helps. He recently had hip x-rays done and they didn't show any signs of trouble, so we're doing something right.

Carver is now attending pre-school 5 days a week. He seems to really enjoy going and likes all of his teachers. He's in a very small classroom - only 3 kiddos. There are more adults in the room then kids. This is giving him tons of attention.

Kinnick is still homebound. She continues to battle bad lungs. She spends about 50% of her time back on oxygen. It's crazy. Someone with a cold just has to walk by and she needs oxygen. Despite the fact that Kinnick is homebound for school, she is doing great and continues to learn. She's very interested in her A,B,C's and the sounds that each letter makes. She can say her A,B,C's and many of the sounds. She's counting to 10 in English and Spanish (little smarty pants). She's also doing a lot more pretend play. She's learning to walk around outside and listens for environment sounds to help tell her what's going on and where she is at in space.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update!! And I LOVE the counting in Spanish :-)

Stacy said...

i got excited for a minute that you were coming up here (not that kinnick had to have another eye surgery...that stinks.). glad to read an update. miss hearing what's going on. hope you guys had a great summer.