Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cochlear Implant Number Two!!!

Seth had his second cochlear implant yesterday.  The surgery went well!
 
 
Seth and daddy waiting for preop
 
 
 
Seth likes to rock.  This little motorcycle was in the waiting area.  He was tickled when he saw it.  He barely fit, but he was able to ride it for a bit.
 
 
 
He has had a sedative and is getting sleepy ... very sleepy
 
 
 
During surgery, I worried for both of us and Wayne slept!  It's a gift, he can sleep anywhere!
 
 
 
After recovery, he woke up, drank apple juice and was ready to go home!
But not before a new set of No-Nos - he was thrashing and pulling at his
bandage, so the hospital gave us a new pair to protect him.
 
 
Waiting for the car!
 
 
The next picture is graphic, so stop reading here if you do not want to see the surgical pictures.
Grace said, "That's the inside of his ear???!!! Disgusting!"  So you've been warned.
 
 
These pictures show the hole that was drilled, and where the wires and electrodes are inserted.
 
 
 
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2 comments:

  1. Love the photos of the inside of his ear! Totally fascinating!

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