|We will head back into the mountains for Implant Camp again!|
Chance has an exciting summer ahead. He will attend scout camp - swimming a mile in a lava hot springs pool, hike 10 miles around a lake and spend one day biking 100 miles. He will also attend Cochlear Implant Camp with the family. We went years ago when Chance was little and will now go back to visit our old stomping grounds. Chance also will FLY TO HAWAII and spend most of July learning Mandarin. Wow, Chance should have lots of fun and adventure this summer. Due to the fact that he will be gone for much of the month of June and July, it doesn't make sense for him to join swim team this year. He has been on swim team for years and he really likes it, but this summer will hold new adventures.
|Remember this picture? I think it was a sign that someday Chance would visit Hawaii.|
|Chance as he begins his overnight scouting adventures at age 12.|
Chance did a new thing today with his implant. He was tired so he was walking around the house after waking up without his implants on and after sitting at the table eating with him not being able to hear, we asked him to put his implants on.
He did put them on, so we all conversed with him like normal, telling him about plans for the week, discussing how his cousin was coming to visit and generally just talking together as a family. At some point, when he didn't respond like we thought he would to a funny thing that was said, we wondered aloud how Chance didn't seem to hear us.
THAT IS BECAUSE HE PUT THE IMPLANTS ON BUT DIDN'T TURN THEM ON! What a goober. I guess he just wasn't ready to wake up all the way yet and figured that he would take it slow by first putting the implants on, and then after waiting a respectful amount of time, turning them on.
Sheesh. Now we have to worry about him hearing even when the implants are on his head.