Communication through movement

By on January 18, 2015

Eva is both profoundly blind and deaf. I am sure she has light perception in her right eye and maybe can see large shapes because of this, but her hearing is next to nothing. She has been recommended for bilateral cochlear implants this year, and while this is fantastic, it is no guarantee for hearing. Read More...



Christchurch, cochlear implants and some giggles

By on November 29, 2014

We are back from our excursion to Christchurch. The news is good. They are recommending bilateral (both sides) cochlear implants. Provided the surgery isn’t too lengthy they will be doing both of the implants in late March next year, before the Peanut turns one. They were very careful to point out that the results of Read More...


Remaining hopeful – cochlear implant assessment

By on November 26, 2014

Tomorrow, the Peanut, me and my Mum will fly down to Christchurch, and on Friday we will meet the Southern Cochlear Implant Programme team and have her cochlear assessment. I am equal parts excited, nervous and apprehensive. I know better than to get my hopes up too high that this will be a magic bullet Read More...



Feature on Real Imprints

By on November 4, 2014

The lovely people over at Real Imprints asked me to write an original piece about the Peanut and me. I crammed a year of blogging into around 4,000 words and submitted it. You can read the first half here. The second half will feature on Thursday. Spoiler alert, we learn the Peanut’s real name. (If you were Read More...