Monday, March 16, 2009

Babblin Brooke??

I haven't been as babbly as usual...WEIRD IKNOW! 
I need to update a little bit.  

Hmmm... I bet everyone is wondering about Mr. Parker and his Cochlear Implants.  He is on his way to getting the surgery.  We were dealing with alot of complications with our insurance company... BLAH!! We transferred to a different hospital and new surgical team (only for the third time!) It is in Oakland, which is about an hour drive from us. We meet with them about every two weeks.  They recently switched surgeons and it takes a new surgeon about 3 months to be certified with this certain hosptial.  His surgery date isn't exact but MAY is the month for sure!!!  We are so excited. Everyone asks me what Cochlear Implants look like so I will attach some pictures of them.

 Parker now knows 45 signs, and is catching on very fast.  Even though he woun't be using sign very much after his surgery it is a good way to communicate now.

Mr. Parker also has a little (BIG) thing we call Vertigo.  We are still looking into it and trying to cancel out some other options.  He has had 3 veritgo "spells", they are very scary to witness.  When they happen Parker goes into shock, loses balance, faints, lays down and won't move for 36 hours (no joke) and vomits everywhere (no joke again).  Bobby and I feel so hopeless when this happends, but we do know that when he gets his surgery it can go away. 

Life is definatly not simple in my family but it sure is interesting.


Blogger The Fancy Yanceys! said...

Wow Brooke... I'm excited for little Parker and his surgery! On the hand... man I hope he gets better! My Aunt just had vertigo and it went away.... He's a strong little boy!

March 16, 2009 at 9:52 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Oh poor baby !! I have benign vertigo and the first spell I had I thought I was dying and ended up in the hospital. So I can't imagine what sweet little Parker is feeling not knowing what is going on !! I can't stand the thought he is suffering with that !! He is in my prayers !! I'm praying for a miracle for your sweet little family !!!

Also I have worked with a man who has an implant and he hears very well and loves his implant !!

March 17, 2009 at 5:56 AM  
Blogger Grandmotherfairy said...

You are all in our prayers Brooke...

March 17, 2009 at 9:31 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

Aww, poor kid, that vertigo is awful. I am very excited to hear about his upcoming surgery, keep us posted please!

March 17, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger donnam said...

Thanks for the update Brooke. Sorry to hear about the vertigo. So scary when you don't know what is happening to you. You are in our prayers. Keep us posted. We miss you.

March 17, 2009 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger The Tattered House said...

Hi Brooke,

Your little man is so adorable! Kids are amazingly strong. Stronger than us parents believe them to be sometimes. It is wonderful that he will get this surgery. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, your family and Parker.


March 27, 2009 at 8:38 PM  

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