My life with triplets, a son with hearing loss and other things God has blessed me with.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Suprise We Had A 4th Baby...
We are proud to introduce you to 4th, the virtual Baby they created with the new RoutanBabymaker3000. Volkswagen and I created the RoutanBabymaker3000 to remind couples that babies are about love, not a German-tuned suspension and European styling. With the RoutanBabymaker3000 now you can succumb to the urge to procreate, without adding to the epidemic. Just remember. Please. Have a baby for love, not for German engineering. - Brooke Shields Actress/Humanitarian
Awwww isn't he cute!!! He has his Mommy's nose and his Daddy's eyes. HEHE. I recommend going to the above site and creating your own baby. He kind of reminds me of L.
Now for an update on C. Today I picked out the internal and external device C will have implanted. There are 3 companies that make cochlear implants (Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Corp and Med EI) we were able to choose from 2 of the companies. After reviewing our options we went with the Advanced Bionics Corp.
For those of you who aren't familiar with the cochlear implant the Dr. will implant the internal part on the side of C's head, just behind his ear, right under the skin and the muscle. Here is a picture pulled from Bionics web site of what the internal device looks like...
The internal device is equipped with a magnet and so is the external headpiece. When the pieces are connected and noise is made the external processor sends signals through the headpiece to the internal device. Once the signal hits the internal device the real magic begins and a signal is sent to C's brain letting him know what he just heard.
With Advanced Bionics we had the option of two different external devices the Sound Processor: Harmony (Behind the Ear) Sound Processor or the Platinum Series (Body-Worn) Sound Processor. Since Colton is still so young we have decided on the Platinum Series (Body-Worn) Sound Processor. The external device that is worn on the ear was just so big for C's little head right now we felt the best option for him would be the device that is worn on his body.
Platinum Series (Body-Worn) Sound Processor
Sound Processor: Harmony (Behind the Ear) Sound Processor All pictures were pulled from the Advanced Bionics site at http://www.bionicear.com/index.cfm?langid=1
Well that is all for now, I hope you all have a wonderful week end. God bless!!!