When I started this blog, I promised myself I would be honest about both the good and the bad times. This blog is about some of the bad times. I would appreciate support rather criticism.
So, where we last left off, Miss Kat has had her second CI activated and she HATES it, and doesn't want to have anything to do with it.
So, Thursday morning we wake up and start getting Miss Kat ready for school. We've explained to her that the longer she wears her implant, the better it will get. Also, her Nana promised her that if she wore her CI, she would take her to the mall to "Build A Bear" and let her pick out some clothes for her Zhu-Zhu pet. So, she wore it all day, and let us turn it up a tiny bit. But, after her shower, she AGAIN, flatly refused to put it back on. We fought, and eventually, she put it back on, but cried the entire rest of the night. Thursday night, she fell asleep with it on. (Which we liked, because then she is getting stimulation but not having to listen to the "beep beep")
When Miss Kat woke up Friday morning, she was MAD that her implant had come off during the night. (She had slept in our bed, so it stayed on for around two hours, but when she started rolling around too much, we just took it off.) She cried and told us that she had left it on so that when she woke up she wouldn't have to have that "reconnecting" moment in the morning. We felt terrible for her. Poor baby, she is trying so hard to get it to work for her...
So, Friday morning we all get up and start getting for school and work...and everything fell about. Miss Kat starting screaming again. She wouldn't put her CI, she was crying and shaking and SCREAMING at the top of her lungs. We tried reasoning, tried bribing, tried yelling, even tried forcing...it all fell apart.Miss Kat missed her bus, we all just lost it. We all cried and hugged and talked and hugged more.
We kept Miss Kat home from school Friday. She stayed home with Daddy and did a little of her summer work and just concentrated on being ok. We were extra gentle with her and let her just relax. She was even willing to watch a movie with just the second side on. I think she just needed a rest.
So, that brings us to the week-end. She has been feeling a lot better. She still struggles a little first thing in the morning, but it isn't really bad. (She was uncomfortable for the first two weeks or so with the first implant too.) We bought her a Hello Kitty backpack to bribe her into "putting it on in the morning without a fight" for two weeks.
Things are looking better, but for a few days things were very dark. We experienced a very trying time, and were very frustrated and scared. We are all still recovering and we have high hopes that things will continue to get better.