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Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert

Manheim, Pennsylvania
I'm Jen, mom to Lucas (b. 12-23-07), born with profound sensorineural hearing loss. He wore hearing aids for 9 months without any benefit, and received a cochlear implant in his right ear 3 days after his first birthday. He loves to hear with his new "ear"!
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5 in 5 years by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today we celebrate 5 years of hearing for Lucas. FIVE YEARS. Here are five things I've learned in five years of life with Lucas and his cochlear implants. 1. The co ... Read on »
Ode to Kindergarten by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Tomorrow Lucas starts Kindergarten. I've been doing a lot of reflecting in the past few weeks leading up to this day. 5 1/2 years ago, I never would have dreamed that Lucas ... Read on »
Check out this new(er) blog! by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Please welcome my dear friend, Jillian , to the CI-mama blogosphere! Both her husband and her son are implanted, and she has a lot of great things to write about. Check out ... Read on »
Happy New Year! by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness On this, the first day of 2013, I find myself looking ahead to the new year and wondering what it will bring for our family. Hopefully more blogging. Lucas just cel ... Read on »
advocacy by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness dyeing Easter eggs! Wow, it's been a long time. There are no excuses, but several explanations for my blog hiatus. Although I have SIGNIFICANTLY more time on my hands t ... Read on »
three years by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Happy 3rd Hearing Birthday, Lucas! It's been three years since Lucas's hearing journey began. We were told that day to keep our hopes high and our expectations low, b ... Read on »
moments by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It's moments like this that I'd like to freeze in time... ...as I watched my little boy turn four, and beamed with pride at all the obstacles he's overcome in his ... Read on »
Dear Lucas by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Dear Lucas, You've been a big brother for almost 7 weeks now. What an awesome time it has been (especially when Daddy was home). We've tried really hard to make you feel ... Read on »
introducing... by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Nora Susanna born mid-October 20116 lb 10 oz20 in Lucas is absolutely smitten by her. I can't wait to watch them grow up together. She is one lucky girl. ... Read on »
Ten on Tuesday by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness What's new with Lucas? 1. I've been home on medical leave for a week now until the baby comes. We're trying to avoid another premature birth, and I'm really glad that my ... Read on »
language sample - 3 year 9 months by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Here's a spontaneous language sample from a few weeks ago. I wanted to record him talking about going to the beach, as that seems to be his highlight from this summer. Enjoy ... Read on »
naïve by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness A better name for this post would be not-so-naïve. When I was pregnant with Lucas, I remember quite vividly having my first ultrasound at 20 weeks. I knew that at t ... Read on »
1st day of preschool by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've been quite neglectful of the blog this summer. I'm actually a little sad about it, but I can say with certainty that we had an AMAZING summer with our little man, and ... Read on »
brought to you by the letter "s" by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Today I bring to you the first installation of our ABCs of summer. Basically, I'm going to pick a letter of the day to concentrate on, and try to find as many things to do f ... Read on »
Thankful on Thursday by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Things for which I'm thankful this Thursday... 1. A great cardiology appointment. We were in and out of there in about 45 minutes, including an EKG, a heart echo and two ... Read on »
Cooperative or uncooperative? That is the question... by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I'll give Lucas a grade of B on the cooperation level today. Overall, we had a great day. I was flying solo. It was just me, Lucas, the GPS lady, and Dave Matthews. The same ... Read on »
the next day by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Lucas is totally back to himself, and he had a great day. I did give him some Tylenol, but I sent him to camp because he seemed to be feeling so well. It is amazing how quic ... Read on »
behind us by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Yes, it is over, and I hope that life gets back to normal relatively quickly. Lucas is sleeping right now, without me by his side... so that is good! He even willingly we ... Read on »
preparations by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Happy Father's Day! Lucas is a very lucky boy to have such a great father. He often excitedly remarks that if he eats all of his supper, he will grow big and strong like ... Read on »