We had the first of several evaluations for the CI candidacy on Wednesday. The occupational therapist evaluated Lily and told us that she is above average in both gross motor and fine motor skills. She is quite a bit above average with her balance. This is a bit surprising to me because I thought hearing loss would cause some balance issues. So far it hasn't.
The rest of the evaluations have also been scheduled. We see the neuropsychologist and social worker this Wednesday, the CI audiologists this Friday, and radiology for her CT scan next Friday. I'm a little nervous about the CT scan because they have to give her IV sedation. We tried to get the scan back in January, but she wouldn't stay asleep with the rectal sedative. The day of the scan she won't be able to eat for several hours, which is sure to make her nice and grumpy. I know it will all be worth it in the end.
Once the evaluations are complete (May 29th), the CI team will decide if Lily is a candidate on June 4th. We will then schedule the surgery and submit it to insurance. Please pray as we move forward with Lily's journey to the hearing world.
Lily was born with profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss (deaf in both ears) to two hearing parents. She is now learning to listen and hear with the miraculous technology of cochlear implants. This blog was created to update our family and friends on her journey to the hearing world.