Hope has had a busy week. She made two trips to Ann Arbor; one on Friday and one on Tuesday. The trip on Friday was quite the adventure for Hope. Hope, Mommy, Daddy and Grandpa Robinson all made the drive to Ann Arbor with no trouble, but while they were there it started to snow. The roads got really bad and it took them all twice as long as it should have to get home. Thankfully they all made it safely. The trip on Tuesday was much better, with lots of sunshine and no snow!
The doctor visits themselves are more of a formality at this point. Hope has to go through some basic hearing tests in the sound booth. They play sounds into earphones in Hope's ears to see if she seems like she is responding to the sound. She also had to meet with a speech therapist to determine her basic level of communication. So far everyone has determined that the cochlear implants are neccessary and wouuld benefit Hope greatly. We meet with the surgeon next week on Friday and then have one more consultation with the audiologist. The surgery hasn't been scheduled yet but we should know more about that before long.