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Val B. Patient Expert

ANYTOWN, Alabama
I love to write. I am a big fan of blogs about hearing loss especially hearing loss in children. Both of my kids are deaf and wear cochlear implants.
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"Mama, what is Deaf Village?" by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness "What?" I was a little shocked til I realized he was reading my t-shirt. (yes, DV has a store, it's on the front page of www.deafvillage.com ) When Gage asked this questio ... Read on »
"She can't hear that's why!" by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We had the kids' little cousin Kendall spend the night with us last night. What a hoot, this kid is. She's hearing so I did find myself telling even my coffee pot to be quiet ... Read on »
"Toyraiser" by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness WHEN: Tues May 18 & Wed May 19 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. WHERE: The Children's Hear Center Lobby WHAT: Visit an extensive display of top-quali ... Read on »
"Hay Man" by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So I didn't have time to blog yesterday, why?...Because at 830am I was out in the garden, watering what little has survived my husband's tilling this year and guess who p ... Read on »
"Lesson" of the Week by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We've decided over at Learn2Hear that we would do weekly topics. Amy (a homeschooling mom) who is co-owner/creator of the group and I will post up topics of interest that we ... Read on »
"Still Waiting for Your Rewards" by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness ...as the commercial goes. Well Gage isn't. He'll just make do w/what he has, and that happens to be a lot of cardboard. Somewhere in that "tent" in my child who actually sl ... Read on »
"This is the way we sweep the floor" by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I sooo remember when the kids were babies/toddlers singing "this is the way we mop the floor, or brush our teeth" we would sing this song w/everything! Here it's "this ... Read on »
'New Resource for Families' by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness 'New Resource for Families' (click link to view) And for my birthday, mom found me a t-shirt at Wal Mart that says, "Chillin' with my Peeps" So perrrrrrrrfect! Read on »
'Round Here by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For the most part, we're you're average family...(except both children are deaf and both parents are hearing). But our kids remind us everyday that they are ALL KID. Gage ... Read on »
.......um, I couldn't read in Kindergarten! by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just so we're all clear, I could not read in Kindergarten. I learned my alphabet, I learned rules of the classroom, I learned to play with other children, I learned t ... Read on »
.....and that's just today by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So today was the day I've been dreading for two weeks now........the dentist! Not for me but these two. Gage was not an issue and never is. As long as he has someone who wi ... Read on »
....Crazed Mom sends out her Apologies.... by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I don't know who I'm foolin' here, most of you (especially moms) know it hasn't been the easiest past few months for us. So I'm gonna get a little of my chest here today, as I ... Read on »
...and he did it. by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness For anyone who has a child with ADHD, you can feel me on this one if they are now stable on medication(s). We didn't give Gage his meds over the weekend because he had ... Read on »
...and I forgot to mention by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness ...I forgot to mention, some people had hoped no news was good news on Gage over the last couple of weeks... We were 8 days off of meds when he woke w/some ci pain yesterda ... Read on »
...and then the wind blew by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness With a lump in my throat, I take my seat on the third pew, one of several that had been reserved for family. Brooklyn by my side with her baby doll we watch as they roll that ... Read on »
...and this is what I heard. by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Earlier this week, while subbing for a class at school, I decided to have the children act out a script that was in their Reading books about Outer Space. I had about 7 kids ... Read on »
...and three days later by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Right now, we are gathering our emergency supplies-water, candles, etc. in preparation for the winter ice/snow storm headed our way this afternoon... So if I go 'missing' f ... Read on »
...at ease by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness There are some things worth standing up for: and here are my two biggest reasons! You won't hear me say "not my babies, they are perfect Angels..." but there are times ... Read on »
...for new parents of hearing impaired kids by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I'm getting ready in a few weeks to do another presentation for Alabama's Early Intervention. I decided to go back through my blog and read some older posts for inspiration. I ... Read on »
...from Parenting Magazine by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Just as a fyi, I was reading Parenting magazine and they reported in their Bites You Need To Know on page 46, "Music to their ears Children with cochlear implants-electr ... Read on »