Today is the first anniversary of Riley going bilateral. We sent Dr. Woolley a photo and note thanking him for helping her hear. He sent a nice one back. I also sent a card to Riley at school to mark the day.
I can’t believe it’s already been a year. The left CI has made such a difference in her speech recognition and expressive language skills. Yes, we still have work to do, but she catches on so much faster now. Why, it’s like having two ears! (almost)
And even though you’ve probably seen these photos before, I’m posting them again. 🙂
Leaving for the hotel the day before surgery
Family Portrait while waiting to go to OR
Just after surgery: I want a drink
Family Portrait after surgery
Our sleepy girl
Comforted by her Disney Princesses
“I’m going home, back to the place where I belong …”
At last, home in the big bed
We have a photo where I’m holding a days old Riley like this; she wanted to re-enact it, so we did.
Artwork while in recovery
My folks brought her the Barbie Big Wheel that was supposed to be a Christmas present, but because there was trouble putting it together it was delayed until now. 🙂
Taking a break from cruising on her Big Wheel in her Dorothy the Dinosaur hat, 5 days after surgery.
Thanks for reading … again!