So we know Bentley can't hear us. Probably can't see us. What's next?
We met with our ENT. Nice guy. Confident Bentley will be a cochlear implant candidate. There's a whole process to getting them. First steps we have already set up. The major part is he doesn't implant until she is at least 12 months old. Ok. I can handle that. I understand. Hearing aids for 6 months, thanks to the FDA. That part is understandable for some, silly for others. You can guess which side I land on. The good part is we don't have to buy them since they probably won't work. We get a loaner pair for a while. Pretty sweet of them.
We also met with a couple of state organizations for different kinds of therapy and such. I'm encouraged there.
We still don't know about the peripheral vision part. I think she has some, Lindsay doesn't. Decide for yourself.
That's where we stand.
Summary: blind and deaf, with a couple possible reasons why
Still lots of unknown. Still lots of questions. Learning more every day, and learning nothing. We begin working with The Bell Center next week. I'm very excited about that.
Hope this finds you well, answers all of your questions, and doesn't drive any english teachers crazy with my writing. Thank you everyone who has been praying for us. Please focus on Lindsay and Bentley in your prayers. We love the food, I'm finally gaining weight. Thank you.