after a week...

The first week post-activation was not particularly easy for Lucas. But I think we're getting somewhere. Maybe it's the fact that he's on program 4 now, or that he has had a week to adjust to new sound, or maybe a combination of both, but we saw a great improvement in his willingness to wear his 2nd CI today. Maybe it's also because today was his birthday party (more on that later), or because all of his favorite people were at our house today, but he didn't even try to take it off and hand it to me.

We're making progress.

On Friday, when his wonderful AVT was here, he even wore his new CI all by itself for an entire hour. That might not sound like a big deal, but it really is. We noticed that he was okay wearing it until we made him listen, and then he would get frustrated. He was responding to sound, but not really speech, but he repeated "ore" when he heard the word "more." I was seriously excited when I heard him say that.

We're looking forward to Tuesday, when Lucas has a new mapping session and 4 more programs to work through.