Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Man oh Man!

What a day it has been! I put Seth's processors on him this morning, eliciting grins from him, and away we went! We went to speech therapy, where our therapist was very pleasantly surprised by Seth's progress less than 24 hours after his activation. Today, he:

Turned his head to voices, localizing correctly.

Responded to the sound of every toy that was presented to him. (our therapist or I makes the sound where Seth can't see it, then when he responds, we present the toy so he can tie them together).

Babbles B's,G's, and M's repeatedly, along with lots of vowel sound cooing.

"Took Turns" (as in coversation, we talk, then pause, and he takes his turn by vocalizing)

Repeatedly grinned enthusiastically when someone talked to him.


In case you couldn't tell, that is beyond awesome for one day after activation! I thought he was doing great, but it was really nice to have our therapist confirm that he was really responding. I can't tell you how surprised and amazed I am...it is relatively rare for kids to respond so well immediately, and it's an amazing blessing. Seth is astounding me with his progress already and I am so thrilled to be along for this ride! Seth's therapist today said "He's going to be a superstar!" and I have to say, I totally agree! I hope you'll all stick around to see him progress.

My best friend from high school is leaving tomorrow, and while I am very sad about that fact, Jace is even more sad. Kara is his godmother, and they are so close...when we picked him up from preschool today, his teacher brought him out, looked at Kara, and said "You're right Jace, she is great!" Apparently he was talking about her all day long. =) Aunt Kara and her husband need to move closer to us!!!

24 comments:

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

This is so wonderful!! It must be so amazing to see your baby hear for the first time!!

YAY SETH!!!

Jill Elaine said...

I'm cheering here! That is just soooo awesome. I love checking in on you and hearing the wonderful news. My husband is out-of-town this week and when I talked to him tonight I had to tell him that 'Seth can hear!'
Be blessed,
Jill

Shanda said...

Rejoicing with you!! Praise God for allowing you to see this all the way through!

Just'N Angel said...

This just thrills my heart. I have such a heart for the deaf and I love hearing about these success stories. Plus Seth is just TOO cute!

Melanie said...

That is so great about Seth! I think that so much prayer, money, time and effort has been put into his ability to hear that God is presenting Seth with a great present! I waited anxiously like you (and much of the blogging world) for his implants to be activated, and it is amazing to know that he is so happy to hear! Especially his own sounds. Wait until he discovers he can scream like a banshee...you have gone through it before so you probably know what I am talking about. My daughter LOVES to hear herself scream! (Her Daddy and I? Not so much at 2am. It isn't upset screaming; she laughs and experiments with the pitch. Praise the Lord for baby monitor volume control!)

It will be exciting to see him grow and experience things with his new "ears".

LMarie said...

That is fabulous! What a little miracle Seth is! Lifted up on the hands of God and carried and excelling in everything! Awesome! I'm so happy for you guys!

Aileigh said...

That is wonderful!!!! What a miracle!!!

Anna said...

How absolutely wonderful to hear Seth is doing so well!

Sonya said...

Praise the Lord!!! I am so excited about Seth's progress. It is truly amazing!

E @ Scottsville said...

Oh, that is SOOO awesome, El! How exciting for all of you - not just Seth. That's just beyond exciting!

Melani said...

I am so happy for you and him! Wonderful news! What more is there to say??? :) :) :)

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Wonderful, Wonderful! Thank you, God!!

christy rose said...

That is just Fantastic!! God is good!

K Mommy said...

I am so amazed by technology in medicine. I am so glad Seth is responding so well! Praise God!

Momma Mango said...

Way to go Seth! Woo hoo! :)

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Emily said...

You shouldn't be surprised...after all, his is profoundly Seth! That's great that he's doing so well! Go Seth!

writing4612 said...

That's some great progress right there!

Stacey said...

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!!!

What a miracle!!

I am continuing to pray for Seth (and your whole family.)

Blessings,
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Laura said...

This is so wonderful! Of COURSE Seth is a superstar! ;)

LisaL said...

AWESOME!! How wonderful that he is doing so great!!no

Me said...

I was blogsurfing...
Your story touched my heart. I had to go back to the beginning.
I was in tears a few times, imagining the things you've had to go through. And you've made it through, living, enjoying what you still have, loving all you've had.
I know these are just words from a stranger, but I felt the need to pass them on.
God Bless you and your amazing family.

Heidi @ Tayterjaq's Rebels said...

I am so glad to hear that things are going so well. It is so awesome to see how everything can sometimes go just right.

I just (finally) sent the blanket I won during your raffle off to my cousin's little one. I can't wait to hear how she loves it!

Michele said...

I am a speech therapist and I can tell you THAT IS AMAZING!!!!! Of course, the Mom in me is thrilled your son can hear your voice. What a miracle!

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