Through this journey there have been many surprises, and there will be many more in the days, months and years to come. One thing I have been most surprised about is the network of parents of children with cochlear implants I have found through the Internet. These parents have been a great source of information and, through their children, inspiration for me.
Mom-to-toes, Heather, Shiloh, Kristen, just to name a few. So to them and others like them, I am thankful. Thankful that they are willing to share their children's stories with Mom's like me. I don't know if they realize how much I rely on their stories in my own journey with Drew.
In our journey with Drew there are going to be times where we experience a set-back. I am thankful that I have such a wonderful network of parents to lean on in every situation. I recently learned that Jack, one little CI boy from Illinois, had a device failure of his Advanced Bionics implant. He was implanted three years ago. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they go through this difficult time of an ex-implant and re-implant.