As for the surgery it went well, her surgeon took his time on the second side like he did on the first because Norah’s faceshal nerve was so close to where he had to go throw to put in her CI. He informed us before the surgery that because Norah has abnormal shaped cochlea’s on both sides she will problubly be very dizzy for a few days, and may need to try in the hospital this time because for some resin with the kids with abnormal cochlea’s the second surgery throw them off balance for a couple of days, more then the first one dues.
Boy he was right, the surgery went even easer then the first her CSF leak was not as bad this time, and again got all 20 electrodes into the cochlea. Our little Norah was so dizzy and would throw up if she moved around to much, this time we knew we and her DR. could not go home so we stayed in the hospital for a couple of days to let her brain catch up with her inner ear fluid. Luckily they were also able to give her pain, antibiotics, and vertigo medication throws her IV. By Saturday she was feeling much better and wanted to go to the play area in the unite we were in. We had to hold her up to look at the toys because she was still off balance so bad. Then by Sunday morning she could stand on her own with Lori and me at the ready to catch her if she fell. It was about lunch when phical therapy came by to brief us and let her go home.
By the time we got home she was ready to go. She was still wobbly last night but wound up tight and getting into every thing she could, and I think we had to play with all her toys, to get her to calm down for a little wile I painted her finger and toe nails, then for dinner we went to grandmas and grandpas house for dinner. She impressed them with her new spoken word “No“. Ha-ha I think she will master that one before to long. She is doing very good so far and is now just taking children’s Tylenol for pain. We will see how her balance is today it should improve every day until it is back to normal. WE are thankful that the surgery went well now we have moved on to trying to avoid infection and looking forward to activation day in three weeks.
Norah had to dress her stuffed hippo in yellow jammies so that they could look alike. The nurses also gave the hippo his own armband.
Waiting to go back to surgery.