Thursday, March 1, 2012

Tomorrow is the day

As some of you may know, our son, Cy was born with a sensorineural bilateral hearing loss. My husband and I were found to both have the Connexin 26 mutation, which is the cause of Cy's hearing loss. He has worn hearing aids since the age of 9 months and has adapted super well using the hearing aids. We had a stint when he would take them off (one day I had to go to the daycare to find them in the outside trash can - that's a whole other post).

Cy has been a part of the Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) program in our county since his diagnosis (around 3 months). They have been an amazing help at adapting to our new normal. ECI's role is coming to an end at the end of March because Cy will be 3. Once he turns 3, he will then be in the school district's system.

Tomorrow, Cy is undergoing a 3 hour eval with the school disability coordinator, speech therapist, occupational therapist, and two coordinators from the day school for the deaf in our county. I really hope he is not intimidated by all the new faces. He has been in speech therapy since his diagnosis and has done amazingly well. Tomorrow will tell us where he is relative to his peers and if he needs services. I think he will still need speech therapy, but I am really hoping that he will not need any other services.

This will definitely be a new step in our journey with hearing loss. Hopefully, it will be a great one!

1 comment:

  1. Nini ( as Cy calls me ) is absolutely so proud of this little guy...Ben And Meghan are such great parents to all 3 of their kids. Cy's wearing hearing aids has not limited this little whirlwind of activity....he is so precious!!! Hoping that everything turns out great tomorrow for Cy. Love you all so very much!!!