Ok, so the "ear" was only lost for about five minutes, but still IT WAS LOST. Bye "ear" I mean Elijah's cochlear implant processor. I awoke to him turning on the Wii and getting ready to play. He looks at me and says, "where is my ear?" I notice that ONE processor is on but not the other. I ask and sign WHERE and we head to his room. We find it right there on his floor! I then start talking to him about being careful with his EARS when I realize HE hasn't turned them on. I then sign to him to TURN THE DARN THINGS ON and he does. I unplug the Wii and we have a chat that when he PUTS his ears on HE needs to TURN them on! ARGH! He does this a lot. He puts them on but doesn't turn them on. Well, from now on if I catch him with them ON but not turned on the Wii goes away for a few hours. He will even call me from another room with them turned off and I answer him back thinking he can hear me! UGH! That really drives me crazy.
He loves being able to hear and I don't mind that he has times where he wants to be deaf. If he is going to do that then, he needs to COME and find me and talk to me so I sign to him AND not lose them!
THE SHADDOX BOYS
Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!