Our little girl came through her surgery with flying colors, which is a bit strange since flying colors are strictly prohibited in that part of the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Everything went the way it was supposed to and the cochlear implant will be activated in a few weeks. Isla is sleeping and will be receiving much deserved cuddling/frosting for the foreseeable future.
Patty & I also want to thank everyone for their incredible support. Seriously, we’re lucky to know so many wonderful and kind people. We’re also keenly aware that this surgery is only the beginning of a long and challenging journey. After the recovery and the activation of the implant, Isla will need to learn how to hear. She’s a tough little girl, though, and she has two parents that will do just about anything for her. I plan to start by teaching her the difference between Mozart & Led Zeppelin and then working our way up from there.
Here are a few Wifey-Approved photos from the big day.