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Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert

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I am a mother to five kids. One who is bilaterally deaf with Cochlear Implants. I have worked alongside Ethan to get him caught up with his hearing peers. He is an amazing young man.
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Today He is Learning to Listen. by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Sometimes life is like playing on a basketball team without knowing the rules of play. This best describes Ethan first week at a brand new school. My heart ... Read on »
Ethan Update by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ethan has just turned nine years old. It is hard to believe that only five years ago, we crossed our fingers when he was first being activated with his first ... Read on »
bye bye summer by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ethan is happiest when running free on the beach. I wonder what it must feel like for him to run free with no sounds of the ocean turning? He knows what the ocea ... Read on »
WHAT? WHAT? WHAT? by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ethan has developed a habit. The habit of saying "what". Is it really a habit or is he really not hearing the first time around what the other person is saying. I have bee ... Read on »
I am the only mommy who ... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I am the only mommy who gets weepy with each passing grade? Each time Ethan comes to the end of a school year I cry thinking about him while driving down the street. ... Read on »
Darn Those Things by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ethan dropped his ear piece on our tile bathroom floor. The kid runs, wrestles, is very active and protects his processors with his life and then a fluke just before bed dr ... Read on »
Just Plugging Along by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Is my deaf son really turning eight this month? He looks at the calendar every day since April started to let me know how many more days. He has decided to NOT have a ... Read on »
Words To His Past by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness The first week with his cochlear implant Ethan walked the runways of New York City, with Vogue Bambini a division of Vogue magazine. Here is Ethan modeling ... Read on »
Deaf Boy Realities by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Two days ago my husband came downstairs with a look of worry. I did a quick head count, surveyed the land and all seemed to be well this early morning time before school. The ... Read on »
It is the start of a new schoo ... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It is the start of a new school year. Second grade. Wow!!! My family and I attended a zoo event this past Sunday hosted by those families who are Cochlear Implanted famil ... Read on »
... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Long before Ethan could hear he appreciated music. Long before he heard the sounds of music he learned with his eyes. He has two ol ... Read on »
Oh Ethan you are just so you. by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today was such a wonderful start to the 4th of July weekend. We decided to take today for our big vacation day of fun. Knowing Saturday would be packed on a beatiful sunny d ... Read on »
Last week Ethan had the opport ... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Last week Ethan had the opportunity to participate in a Bilateral Cochlear Implant study at OHSU. The hope is to develop a deeper understanding of the benefits of being bil ... Read on »
And his miracle continues... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ethan is deaf. You can go to this link to read up on his miracle http://elizabethonthego.blogspot.com/2008/03/monday-miracle.html. This week he had his report c ... Read on »
An A+ day for Ethan.... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For many months, even years now I have understood the anger outbursts from Ethan. The outbursts of frustration. Basically during that fragile language developmental time he wa ... Read on »
True Confessions.... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Ethan has had implants now since he was just about three years old. He is now 6 1/2. Yesterday for the first time ever I went through all the stuff you get when your child is ... Read on »
Ethan, Am I too hard on him? by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Am I too hard on Ethan? I often sit and wonder if I am just too hard on him. Earlier, when Ethan was diagnosed as being bilaterally profoundly deaf I was all consumed in re ... Read on »
Ethan, Ethan, Ethan, by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Hello are you deaf or what? Seems odd as his mother to even write or think that, but I have had to stop reading statistics. As of late this kid is about as normal as ... Read on »
I am really going to just say th... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I am really going to just say this unedited. How can we not want our children to hear? How can we really believe that being deaf, not hearing, not being able to ... Read on »
I will choose...... by Everyday with Ethan Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness ...to obey my mommy x 20=discipline. LOL Ethan has been acting out. I know, you must be thinking...what? A six year old acting out. The middle child o ... Read on »