we have trouble with logan wearing any kind of helmet...baseball helmet, bike helmet, etc. because he has bilateral implants. he can usually wear a helmet, with just one implant on, but both him and I prefer that he wear both (especially outside when he is riding his bike). have any of you found a solution to doing this? do you have to do your own "maintenance" on the helmet and maybe cut some of the padding out where the coil is? any suggestions?
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
So You Think You Can Dance is one of my favorite shows. i grew up a dancer and spent every waking moment in my mom's dance studio as a girl. i am always impressed with those that can dance with a hearing impairment since music is such an important part.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
we have always felt that Tanner (our 7 year old) was a special addition to our family. he truly came equipped to take care of and nurture Logan. i shared this story on our family blog, but thought it was too sweet to not share again...
Logan started soccer this year and although he loves it, he plays very cautiously because his implants constantly fall off. a few times, they have stopped the entire game to call me over and help him place them back on--which has embarrassed him a bit. my husband thought that maybe a head band would help keep the coil on (the circular part that attaches to his head). after a trip to the sports store with Dad, the boys came home like this...
i asked my husband why he bought all three boys a headband and he told me that they all wanted one. but later that night after Tanner's game, i asked Tanner if he liked playing with the headband on. he told me, "No, it kind of itches and I look a little stupid because no one else on my team wears one. But when we were at the store, Logan didn't want to wear a headband, so I thought if I wore one, he'd want to too and not feel so weird about it." Me--(sniff, sniff). and it worked, Logan now thinks its cool and can't wait to wear it during his next game.
i love this kid!