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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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The Latest on Goldenhar Boy by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So we spent most of yesterday at his annual appointment that usually takes six hours (but we got lucky and were done in 4). This is where a social worker, nutritionist a ... Read on »
Study Day by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness  Back at the first of the year, as my Dermatologist removed the cancerous tumor on my foot, we discussed my children. She was very interested in the oldest child's Gol ... Read on »
Where are The Blakelys? by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I can't believe I haven't updated this blog since June! Such a slacking blogger! The Blakelys are still doing well, thank the good Lord! We have been very prosperous in our ... Read on »
The Beach by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We are back from the beach! The kids had fun, I had fun, the rest of the family had fun... My big mistake? Putting sunscreen on the kids while they were wearing their c ... Read on »
Almost High School by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I've made it through IEPs for next year without tears. I begged and pleaded with the faculty to fail my sixth grader so he doesn't have to go over to that high school buildi ... Read on »
Goldenhar Boy by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So I was lying on the O.R. table (it was actually more like a doctor's office-I had no anesthesia) trying to think of anything to say to drown out that LOUD snipping as the ... Read on »
Swimming with Cochlear by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness We were invited, along with a few other families, to try out the waterproof swim gear coming out soon from Cochlear. You really can't see the bags from this photo b ... Read on »
Not so Good by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Well, we thought we were doing great.....however, after MAPping both children today, we popped them into the booth and obviously from the chart, they hear great with their c ... Read on »
Bilateral Vestibular Hypofunction by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I finally got around to reading the final reports sent from UAB from that study my kids participated in for kids with hearing loss to test their vestibular (balance) system. ... Read on »
The joys of Goldenhar by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness According to the latest data (collected by me today) Brooklyn has 24 teeth, which is probably normal, she is now nine years old. Gage on the other hand has a total of 19. Th ... Read on »
Lil Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I have become the terrible blogger. My kids have even updated their blogs and I have not! I'm telling you, between my two jobs (sub-teaching, accounting office), home, PTO, ... Read on »
I am thankful they are deaf by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness If you had asked me eleven years ago if I was glad my first born lived in silence, I would have said no. The experts told me he would learn to speak though it would be limit ... Read on »
Blakely Updates by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness I think my child blogs more than I do now. That's what happens when you have two jobs, two kids, a husband and a wonderfully fun place to live! I keep extremely busy these d ... Read on »
Trunk or Treat by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Our first Trunk or Treat at our church and the picture of my trunk decided to do a disappearing act on my phone! It wasn't that special but we had blue and white lights all ... Read on »
Pumpkin Patch by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness So B is down to one "ear" inside the classroom. Both of her processors are working fine but part of her FM system is out for repairs so she has to make do with listening to ... Read on »
She needs new ears by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Gman had his much needed MAPping session this past week. I was in survival mode and trying to get well from a wild form of crud that unleashed inside my head and lungs ... Read on »
Lake Winnie by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness Thanking The Lord for double sided tape and hats... ...because this "kiddie park" is for big kiddies! Some of those rides at Lake Winnie ... Read on »
Cutting the Cord by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness It goes without saying that I love my kids as much as anyone else loves their own... ...but there comes a time when you have to cut the cord. We've worked awfu ... Read on »
The Hungry Child by Val B. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Hearing Loss & Deafness playing on the cabin's porch So we are faced with our ADHD challenges as we begin this school year, along with his troubled hearing. He seems to be okay ... Read on »