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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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ROAR! by Lucas Mommy .. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 1st day of school (August 2013) Today was the last day of Kindergarten. I've been dreading it for weeks. People keep asking me if I'm ready for the school year to be ... Read on »
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 »