As promised, here's Hopes fancy new hearing aids, the Oticon Vigo BTE. They're sleek, they're pink and they help her hear. We couldn't ask for much more.
She was fitted for molds this week, the tailor-made rubbery things that form to her ears. They should come in a few weeks. Until then, we have standard molds, which are pretty good, but sometimes emit static because they're not a perfect fit.
We haven't tested her hearing in months, but suspect it's improving. The last time we did, she had a mild-moderate conductive hearing loss. That means that her inner-ear is fundamentally sound, but something is blocking sound from getting to it -- most likely her tiny ear canals. That's fairly common among CdLS kids. Many outgrow it. Our fingers are crossed that Hope will as well.
I'm home with Hopesy today, doing the Mr. Mom thing for the second Thursday in three weeks while Mo works. I dig it. It's a nice change of pace: hanging out, going for walks, playing with my girl while Mo makes the moolah. I could get used to this.