Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Ears.


It's about time I introduce you to....

Parkie's "New Ears"

My. Oh. My. is he adapting well.

Today he turned to his name for the first time.
My heart melted and splattered on the floor.

Mr. Parkie now enjoys the sounds of...
screaming children.
(he thinks its fascinating hearing someone cry)
Running water.
Cars honking.
Doors slamming.
Clapping.
Microwave beeping.
His laughter.
My songs.

So much more.

Isn't it crazy to think just a mere two weeks ago
my little man had no concept of sound.

nothing.
nada.
zip.
zilch.

He is progressing rapidly and hears new noises daily.
I am so happy all of you get to follow his journey!!
This is going to be an amazing ride!

Now check out his new flashy accessories.

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Ok.
So the thing connected to his head is a magnet.
It sends the sound to the actual
implant inside his head.

Parkie hears the door shutting.

He heard his bike crashing on the cement.

Tantrums are a whole new experience!
He thinks they are hilarious!
Parker. they. are. not. funny.

Exploring for bugs is different too.



26 Comments:

Blogger Christen said...

Thank you so much for sharing this! I know it's been such a long road to get these "ears" as you put it, and I'm thrilled that he is adapting so well!!

July 14, 2009 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger ♥Aubrey said...

It's a journey! I can't wait to see what he does with what i've sent to him :)- You'll definately have to share.

July 14, 2009 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

this must be the best thing to experience everyday. Just think of the music....OH the music!

July 14, 2009 at 7:45 PM  
Blogger Ali said...

This must be the most joyous experience in the world. And what a joy to hear it all!

July 14, 2009 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

So glad he's doing well!

July 14, 2009 at 8:12 PM  
Blogger Love&Marriage said...

That is amazing!

July 14, 2009 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Alicia said...

i love the picture of his tantrum! even throwing a fit he's way cute! tell parker we say hi and we'll see him tomorrow night :)

July 14, 2009 at 8:40 PM  
Blogger Shelley said...

Aww yay! What a little cutie too!

July 14, 2009 at 8:43 PM  
Blogger My name is Erin. said...

This is truly amazing! I'm so thankful to be a reader of your blog. What a miracle! I'm so excited for Parker. And for your whole family. I'm moved to tears.

July 14, 2009 at 9:06 PM  
Blogger Kym said...

wow, what a blessing! thank you for sharing this with us! just seeing him so curious and happy in those pictures melts my heart! okay, except for the tantrum. hahaha! ;P take care brooke!

July 14, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Go Parker, Go Parker, Go Parker !!! Thank You for sharing the journey with us !!

July 14, 2009 at 10:48 PM  
Blogger Adele said...

so glad to hear that he's adjusting so well! It's good that screaming children amuse him....it won't be long before he joins in the fun!! (: much love to both of you (: xx

July 15, 2009 at 2:07 AM  
Blogger --Heather-- said...

Love it! we should take pictures of him in class, he is a doll! I am glad you stayed to see how much fun he has, we love him!

July 15, 2009 at 2:39 AM  
Blogger brooke said...

wow...brooke this post is amazing. the photo of him looking at the bugs is my favorite...if all of us on the outside are this excited for him i can only imagine as his mother what your heart must feel like...so awesome!!!

July 15, 2009 at 3:20 AM  
Blogger Life Abroad said...

I am so happy for your family. It must really make you hear things in a different way too, our world is so noisy! What an incredible journey Brooke!

July 15, 2009 at 3:27 AM  
Blogger KLaw said...

I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am for you and your family and I thank you for sharing this with all of us. What a fabulous story!

July 15, 2009 at 5:41 AM  
Blogger mrosev14 said...

That is very cool!

I can only imagine what you felt like when Parker turned to his name.

This must be so cool for you and him to experience these new sounds all the time.

July 15, 2009 at 8:29 AM  
Blogger Caleen said...

Hey.. I missed this post.. So wonderful.. I can't wait to see him and hug and kiss him.. I am so excited for him.. This is an exciting journey for all of you.. He is such a cutie! There is going to be a lot of noise around here when he comes to visit.. ha.. Love you! Mom

July 15, 2009 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger Lyndee said...

Your family is so brave. I can't even imagine going through this. What a blessing for him to be able to hear though. He is so precious.

July 15, 2009 at 12:34 PM  
Blogger Annie said...

simply amazing :)
he is too cute!
love all the pics.

July 15, 2009 at 1:06 PM  
Blogger ♥Aubrey said...

Award to you...check out my blog pretty lady.

July 15, 2009 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Girl With The Golden Touch said...

Oh gosh, this is so amazing. He is the cutest thing ever Brooke... what a sweetie...LOL at the tantrum part!

xx

July 15, 2009 at 1:57 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Marie said...

How did I miss this? AMAZING! Wow...I have chills...I'm so glad you are sharing this journey with us! I love the tantrum picture (I'm sure you don't haha) but what a blessing! XO

July 16, 2009 at 4:47 PM  
Blogger lacherie_17 said...

Those are amazing, Brooke. Just imagine his world now...just wait til he falls in love with music.

What a beautiful journey you're about to embark on! I almost cried when I read this post...he's adorable!


http://lacherieandme.blogspot.com

July 17, 2009 at 9:21 AM  
Blogger EandEBennett said...

Hello, You don't know me, but I was browsing blogs on Lindsy's page because I love to read =) and came across your page. I just want to say that I enjoyed every second of it and think your son is sooooo adorable(he reminds me of my son a little). It was a blessing to be able to read about your journey and look at all your pictures! Thanks for sharing your amazing story .

July 19, 2009 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger stepfabulous said...

He is precious. Period.

July 20, 2009 at 11:30 AM  

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