Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Report Cards Are In

Whew, we...I mean he made honor roll. His lowest grade was a 96. I know it's both hard and easy having him do the work at home. But you know, in teaching him, I realize how smart he is, he just "gets it". Sometimes I can be impatient because I know he can do it all, it's just getting him to do it. Like I told the teacher, the ADHD is harder for me than anything. I know having him homebound is the right choice, he'd never be able to keep up with no hearing in that environment. The Deaf and Blind school is counties away and really impossible unless we move. Having said that, I'm thankful that I'm a stay at home mom and can just have him at home during this time. We are down to less than three weeks til surgery time!! I'm very excited for him, he's not excited about the oxygen mask but he vows to pick out a flavor this time like grape or some other scented anesthesia. He is excited to get it all over with and as we spoke yesterday, for the first time he seemed very excited for the possibility to hear again. I think he's just enough time now (counting Dec, it'll be four months)without hearing that he's missing it. He named things like doors, cars, toilets, etc. that he wanted to hear again. His face lit up as he named common household things he wanted to hear. I'm thankful he'll at least get that opportunity or chance.


Danielle said...

WOW lowest grade was a 96!!! Your such a good teacher!!! Congrats Gage you made the honor roll wohooo!!!! I used to love being on the honor roll.

Val- Your such a great mother!!

Cant wait to hear about surgery in a few weeks.


leah said...

You do have one smart boy there! Surgeries are harder on kids as they get older because of the anticipation- it will be good to get it over with so you can start the countdown to activation! Gage has really been a trooper through all of this!

Marsel said...

It does change our perspective on "everyday" sounds when we have kids that may or may not to get hear those simple things, doesn't it?

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I was thrilled to find yours in return and be able to "connect" with another mom in a similar situation as mine.

Anonymous said...

good job Gage! your a bright boy! you are a lucky boy too_ to have such a great smart teacher mom!

Prince Andrew and the Queen Mum said...

I resemble that comment about the adhd. they 'get it!' and get bored w/ the tedium! He is so blessed to have you as his mommy! and a funny. i have to type that word verification to post this- wanna know what it is?? bless!

Nicole said...

Great job Gage! You've been lucky to have such an excellent teacher while you've been at home. I know you are looking forward to your surgery. Kaylyn didn't like the oxygen mask either when she had to wear one, but in surgery, they have lots of cool flavors for you to choose. Praying for the few weeks until surgery to pass quickly for you. I think I'm working on the day of your surgery, so I'll get up there to see you. Can't wait to meet you! Keep up the good work!