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Bless his heart. by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 6 years ago when this whole journey started, I either was hiding in my bathroom crying or walking around completely full of anxiety wondering what the future would hold for ... Read on »
5 years. by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I no longer have little babies.  Christian is finishing up Kindergarten in 3 weeks and Lily is eagerly awaiting the start of Pre-K this Fall. As my dear friend Kim puts it, ... Read on »
THIS is how mainstreaming should work by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I wanted to share a snippet of a response that I just wrote to our fantastic Teacher of the Deaf who sees Christian once a week. I think it gives a window into what we g ... Read on »
Spinning.... by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Christian's been bilateral for almost a year. The series of mapping appointments we've had over the past several months have shown that both his right and his left ears are ... Read on »
Report Card. by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Two Words: HE ROCKS. Along with all "Ps" (we have a new grading system in our county) that denotes that he "Meets the grade-level standard by demonstrating proficiency of ... Read on »
6 years old. by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness This post is 5 days overdue thanks to our internet being down in our house. Thanks Verizon.  It's hard to believe that was me 6 years ago. I found this picture ... Read on »
Happy Birthday Lily Grace by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness *My photo-uploader is broken...I have so many more pics I want to post of this sweet girl, but can't!* My baby is 4 years old today. What a blessing she is to ou ... Read on »
Learning to Listen by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just after Christian's first Cochlear Implant activation (almost 5 years ago...wow....) my life was consumed by teaching him to "LEARN TO LISTEN". I lived my life as his Mot ... Read on »
2012 from a Blog Slacker's View by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've been a blog slacker. Life is crazed, and quite honestly 2012 was NOT my year in regards to time management. Last January, my New Year's Resolution was to take a step ba ... Read on »
Perspective and Resolution by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness "Life has to be what we make of the cards we have been dealt" As a Mom to a deaf child not a day goes by where I don't pray for my son to have courage and grace to de ... Read on »
Her dream ... by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Her dream come true. At 3.5 years old, all she wants to be is "A rockstar just like Marina". Her Rock Star Jacket! He wants ... Read on »
Whatcha been up to? by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Why does it feel like Fall goes by so fast? Life is fun...but crazed. We've tried to jazz up our spread this year. Love the WWP Pink and Green. T ... Read on »
those eyes by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness As my morning prayer group was winding down I got a call from our school nurse. Christian had a 103 fever. Sweet boy. He's in PJs, has tiggs, bunny, and Cartoon Network. ... Read on »
A little tune up. by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We are incredibly fortunate to have an AMAZING audiologist who has taken the time to really get to KNOW Christian and his capabilities. She is based at Christian ... Read on »
(insert mommy guilt here) by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Lily was cranky pretty much all day. Fussy in the morning, pouty at school, and then at Noon when I got her....just a mess. She was full of sass. She was being fresh. Sh ... Read on »
Ok, I need a glass of wine. ... by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ok, I need a glass of wine. Christian's teacher stopped me during the chaos of pick-up today and briefly chatted to me about Listening Centers and headphones. They tr ... Read on »
Perfection. by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My college roomie and closest friend is pregnant with her first child and I've been working on putting together THE PERFECT shower for her. Although, we're trying to not cal ... Read on »
Turn this into a Country Song. by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today was one of those days where literally nothing went as planned. Lily had one of her nights and we were up and down with her all night. I woke up to an email from our ... Read on »
And....we're off! by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness My big boy! So grown-up! She misses him like crazy. Loves his back pack! Read on »
'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten by Christina M. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Tucked in with Tiggs, Bunny and Whiskey Dog...ready for his big day tomorrow! We began this journey with one goal in mind: Get Christian to his neig ... Read on »