Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Something weird w/his cochlear implant?


Back to the subject of ADHD and something else weird w/his cochlear implant...

Gage got a 100 in conduct this week! That is just unheard of here at the Blakely home. His teacher stopped me again this week while I was subbing at the school and remarked on his improvement. Yeah! You can tell from the picture his new hobby. He comes in every~single~day and colors and draws for hours. This picture is from this morning when he had a few extra minutes to spare before school, he sat (still) and drew in his notebook. If your kid has ADHD you know unusual this may be.

On to another subject, his cochlear implant. This morning he complained for the second time in a month that when he tilted his head a certain way, he felt a weird pop around his left ci (the re-implant side) and then a sudden sensation of warmth there. Then it would go away. Not sure what that means since it's random and weird and only happened twice. Will be emailing his ci nurse to see what she says.........

Going to pick up B's new glasses this afternoon. The kids have a short day today due to a Veteran's Parade in our county and my dad called wanting to keep Gage while we go to the eye doc. So that works out great! He'll likely just draw the entire time he's there anyway. Will post the new glasses tomorrow.

2 comments:

Bright Family said...

Very odd about the CI, but how awesome that he is able to explain the sensations he's feeling.

When Tayten was "dancing" around like a crazy man on Sunday, he suddenly stopped and ripped his CI off. He said it hurt and he pointed to his cheek, right in front of his ear. Nothing has seemed to change as far as hearing and he immediately put it back on, but I will be curious to know if all electrodes are still functioning properly. Unfortunately, we are not due back to Denver until February, unless problems arise.

Kumar said...

Hi!

I have heard reports that some cochlear implants can malfunction. Some signs of a malfunctioning cochlear implant are: sudden loud or popping noises and sudden discmfort or pain. More info on failed cochlear implants can be found here. Hope this helps.