Although I am still pretty down about the fact that The Boy is slated to be hearing-impaired, I do have to share some good things.
Over the past day or two, a "beep" to the nose elicits the response of, "silly Mum" from The Boy. It is SO cute! He also said "violin and bow" just like that yesterday (good!) and "no medicine" (not so good). He has quite the grasp of syntax, identifying "number 1" and "that A" (that's A). He just doesn't care to talk as much to other people.
His physical therapist will be made aware of his present and pending hearing loss. Not sure if he will require services for that until after age 3, at which point he would receive services through the school district. I have a pretty good feeling about his gross motor development--if he can stay out of the hospital, except for chemo, then he can continue to progress.
Today, for this video, kids on treatment and off were asked what they want to be when they grow up. I had to answer for The Boy. I said that perhaps he would be a writer. Musical Daddy and I frequently see him as an adult with a more introspective and self-directed path, and usually The Boy as a writer makes sense. He could write comic books, I said, as he spends time at the comic book store.
But now I wonder if maybe he won't ne a doctor or researcher, because what he has suffered and will continue to suffer in the name of being "cured" is inexcusable. I can see him getting mad and wanting to do something about it.
I just want to see him grow up..,