Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cochlear Implant

I am excited that Kiliana will be getting her cochlear implant in a month or two. But very nervous as well.

I listened to some sound clips on the web of what a CI sounds like to the person wearing it. It was very strange to me, though I know that it will me "normal" to my daughter since that would be all that she knows to be sound.

But what really bothers me is the music aspect of it. I love music. It's a huge part of my life. And it bothers me that Kili will probably not get the same appriciation from it as I do, since music heard from a CI doesn't sound very pleasant. But then again, that's all she will know, so hopefully it will be ok.

I just wish there was gene therapy or something to fix it. But the CI is a blessing. I can't really complain. It will give her all she needs to learn and thrive in life. I just want to give her all that I can in life, to have the same chance as all other kids do.