Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy 60th Birthday Tom!!:)

Just recently my brother ..Tom..had a
  • Cochlear Implant
  • installed into his right ear.My brothers and several members of our family..(my immediate family not included..thank you Lord!) have had hearing loss from nerve damage ..due to high fevers. It's a hit and miss situation.Some of the members of the family get it and some don't. It's hereditary and since their teenage years have had to wear hearing aids.It gradually gets worse as they grow older. My brother ..Tom...the one between my older brother and me...suddenly lost total hearing in his right ear recently.

    He opted to get the implant and just this last week he was able to have the outer part attached to the inner part..how ever they do that.:) After the surgery.The surgeon said Tom was "hard headed"..hehe I can't remember how long Tom had to wait for the surgery site to heal before he could have the outer part of the implant attached and be able to find out how well he will hear from that ear. He said he is doing really well with it now and seems to be thrilled to be able to hear again in that ear.YAY!! Praise the Lord!! What better birthday present could he get? :)

    I want to wish Tom a VERY HAPPY 60th BIRTHDAY and say..I think your wish has come true already!!:) I LOVE YOU!!

    hugs,
    Valinda

    1 comment:

    smiekeltje said...

    Happy Birthday to Tom! And is will be a bit special, being able soon to hear again after his operation.
    How is Christy doing? Hope at least she has no pain in her arm.
    See, at a moment we think all is rather quiet in our lives something happens agian to turn it upside down a bit.
    Have a great weekend(and don;t forget your creativity LOL)
    Hugs
    Kyra