Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Another audiogram and another trip on the horizon

We haven't posted in a while because there hasn't been much to say. Lauren has been doing very well in her recovery and is doing everything she was doing before the surgery. We have had three audiograms since the surgery. She has made huge improvements in her hearing. In the low frequency ranges, she has improved over 50%. However, she has declined in the high frequency ranges. We are not sure of the cause for the decrease but overall, the surgery was a success and it should make it so she will not have to any hearing device in the future.

In less than 2 weeks we will be traveling to California again for the Medpor surgery. This will be at the Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills. We will be there for a total of 10 days. The surgery will be on day 2 and the rest of the time will be for recovery and checkup visits. We may try to take her to Disneyland if she is up to it after the surgery. The doctor says many families will make the trip there. The hospital has given us a letter requesting for preferential treatment for her visit to Disneyland to make it as comfortable for her as possible. This may mean no lines for her and us. I know she would really enjoy going if she can. Although her brother and sister won't be there to share it with her. We thank everyone for their support and assistance in making this trip possible for her. This will be one of the bigger steps in her journey thus far.