Brody saw Ms. Kristie again this week. My mom set the tripod up and was able to catch Brody imitating some words!
Might be a stretch but he got the mmm and rrr for more!
Brody has said "uh-oh" a few more times now. So...we have our first word!! Only two months post implant. CRAZYNESS!
We mailed off Brody's backup processors (the N5's) back to Cochlear to get upgraded to the N6 on Tuesday. Wednesday morning Brody's right processor stopped working...with the backups in the mail :) Another reason I am happy we went with bilateral (two) processors. I troubleshooted it doing everything I knew to do. Dr. Scott gave me a few other ideas, but in the end, we were pretty sure the processor computer parts were not working right. We already had an audiology appointment scheduled with Dr. Scott for Friday. So instead of going up Wednesday, we decided to tough out one processor a couple of days. Brody did fine with one. Dr. Scott had placed the order to get a replacement and had it waiting on us for Friday.
We got to Cinncinatti way too early, so we surprised Papa Tom and Uncle Jake at their office. We went to lunch with them. Brody was so excited to see Papa Tom and wouldn't let go of him!
When we got to the audiology office, Dr. Scott had a surprise for us! He worked his magic and got the N6 to replace the broken N5. He also surprised us and had the N6 to replace the other processor too! So now Brody has the newest technology for his processors! The backups are still in the mail and should be here before Thanksgiving.
They look very similar to the first processors he had. They added some gray to them. If you saw the old ones and these, you probably wouldn't notice a difference. The technology part of it is where the updates were. There weren't as many in this upgrade as the previous one that was about 6 years ago. This video explains the features better than I could type them out.