Dr. Schwartz from Rehab came by w/ the results of Charlie’s CT from last night. Charlie’s ears and cochlea’s look great meaning he is a candidate for implants and the probability of him being able to hear is good. We’ll have to see when they might actually do the implants because it’s kind of a no no to do them on kids under 1. I’ve done a little research on cochlear implants and they are little gems of sound and they usually do much better in little kids than adults, good news. Some interesting things about the implants that I didn’t know are that the sound isn’t like what we’re used to, it’s more digital almost robotic. They pretty much only work for hearing voices in quiet settings and all voices sound the same so if sometime down the road you call Char on the phone you’ll have to tell you who you are because he won’t be able to tell . We are so excited that this might help our little man because no one should have to go through life without having heard the PA announcer at Lavell Edwards Stadium say “And that’s another Cougar FIRST DOWN!” I found an interesting bit on the NPR (National Liberal errrr… Public Radio) website about how those w/ cochlear implants hear music. You should check it out if you have 4 minutes and 39 seconds. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4961269 At first I was sad that Charlie wouldn’t be able to enjoy all the great music that is out there and hear how great his dad does at the Messiah sing in every Christmas but at least we might be able to communicate. Anyone who reads this don’t tell B-Low that Charlie is getting implants because we still want him to learn sign language for Kathi’s sake.