Wednesday, September 16, 2015

September 15 - 16

Sometimes Daddy surprises us and comes to watch the girls at gymnastics.  Cece was excited to show off how well she can play on my phone.

Cece especially loves the YouTube kids app.  She usually picks this show that has a bear and a little girl, and is totally in Russian.  Russian letters on the titles, and Russian language being spoken.  It always makes me think of Amy.

Lynnie has had a few weeks now with a new teacher.  She likes Tara and doesn't like her -- as Tara pushes her to do more and try more things.  Here, Tara is telling Lu to let go of her shoulder, and Lu is having a hard time with that.

She is all by herself, and not too happy about it!

We had an appointment with the audiologist, and I was pretty sure I was going to need to give back Cece's loaner hearing aids.  We have been fairly consistent about wearing them for a few months now, but they didn't seem to be working very well.  

We got to our appointment with Janeal, and Christina, a collaborating audiologist, was also there.  We went right in the sound booth and started the test.  Cece's last three tests last spring were all fairly consistent, showing her with responses in the 20-30 decibel range.  This time, her responses were all in the 65-90 decibel range.  No wonder her hearing aids weren't working!  This is the craziness that is auditory neuropathy.  Her brain is constantly changing how it responds to sounds.

After Janeal and Christina reprogrammed the hearing aids to the higher levels, we went back in the sound booth for another test.  Cece was so darling in her responses.  She got so excited every time there was a sound and she could wave at the dancing Donald Duck.  She very enthusiastically waved, and waved, and waved.  Lynnie was waiting for us right outside the glass door, and Cece would often wave at Donald and then turn and give Lynnie a thumbs up.

Because Cece was doing so well in the second test, Janeal offered to let us keep the hearing aids for another month.  She is so kind to us!  

I made some marinara sauce with onions, peppers, and tomatoes from our garden.  I also added in celery, carrots, and spinach, and pureed it in the Blendtec.  Ellie loves "lasagna sauce" and so I made her noodles with the sauce.  And then she wouldn't eat it because the sauce was brown and not red...

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