Well we are almost done with the hearing aid phase of the CI (cochlear implant) process. Maybe. We saw the ENT yesterday and he said that the CT scan looked great and as far as he is concerned she is ready to have the surgery. The thing that is holding us up is the hearing aid tests. We don't have enough right now to show that the hearing aids aren't helping enough. I don't know that their is a certain number of tests that need to be done. I do know that our Audiologist needs to have enough tests to present to the Cochlear Implant Board (?) so that they can approve her to have one. We are seeing the Audiologist on Friday so hopefully I can get a better hold of what exactly we need to do to get this done. The only hiccup that we might run across is that we have to give the hearing aids back in a month. Since they are ridiculously expensive we didn't buy them and have them on a trial basis from the company. So I am hoping we can get all the testing done within this next month to satisfy everyone. I know that JTC has hearing aids that they loan to people, but I don't know if that will affect our progress. I don't know if we will have to start all over with the testing if we have different hearing aids. I am just trying to be hopeful that all of this will work out in the time that it needs to.
Okay just got a call and found out that we have to give back the hearing aids on Friday. After the call, I thought about it, and started crying. I don't know why. I know that's it's not over and we can ultimately always buy them (even though they are expensive) or probably get another loaner pair from JTC. I know it was silly to cry, but I did anyways. So now we have to find another pair for her.