Today was a very big day for our girl. One month ago, Isla had her second cochlear implant (CI) surgery, and today was the day they activated it. As we hoped, everything worked perfectly and Isla can now hear out of both ears.
Now the real work begins. Speech and language development will be the first priority; followed, of course, by a thorough study of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue
Those A-flat Mixolydian modes aren’t going to appreciate themselves!
To say we’re relieved and overjoyed would be an understatement. Even though the surgery went well, there was still a bit of apprehension. Luckily, Isla is getting used to the experience like a pro. I can’t imagine having a whole new world open up for me like that.
Of course, now I actually have to be the kind of father that is worth listening to. I’d better work on some new material or this kid is going to get BORED!
Patty & I want to thank everyone for the incredible amount of support we’ve received. Like any parents, we just want to provide the best life possible for our girl.
And so far, she seems to be appreciative.