We last left you with the amazing news of Livy being put forward to the Multidisciplinary Team Meeting following from her most recent appointment where both of Livy’s ears, hearing test results met the criteria for the Cochlear Implants along with the functionality assessment. We have some further exciting news to share with you… LIVYContinue reading “Save The Date.”
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Cochlear Implant Assessment pt 2
We have N e w s for you!! Today we attended Addenbrookes, for the final stage of the Cochlear Implant Assessment process. After 3 variations of hearing tests, firstly a Tympanometry is performed to see how flexible the ear drum is, this was good. Then Livy had a Bone Conduction test, a small device isContinue reading “Cochlear Implant Assessment pt 2”
Trials & Tribulations of a EHCP.
“ I have been wondering about 3 words you might use to describe A and things you admire about A” – Educational psychologist. This chapter explores the depths of the trials and tribulations of getting our daughter, livy a EHC Plan. Due to Livy’s extremely rare genetic syndrome and complex needs, as parents we feelContinue reading “Trials & Tribulations of a EHCP.”
Believe In Yourself.
To the parents that are battling for their child/children with disabilities day in day out, who often are left exhausted leaving little time or energy to care for themselves, increasingly aware of the isolation that begins to suffocate around them. I’ve never met a strong person with an easy past, whilst we’re left feeling helplessContinue reading “Believe In Yourself.”
Why we need face masks with visible panels for our Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. As England was delivered with the mandatory requirement to wear a face covering in shops and supermarkets, I can only imagine people of the deaf community tried to hopelessly swallow the lump that formed in their throat. Since COVID-19,Continue reading “Open letter.”
The only way I can describe deafness is being claustrophobic, you cannot escape the walls compressing the ability to hear. As anxiety crawls through your system like adrenaline, you feel trapped as the enclosed walls drown the sound you used to be able to hear. No longer can you breathe deeply and hear you’re voiceContinue reading “Deafness.”
Cochlear Journey Begins.
Two BunBuns in hand and her backpack in the other, our confident, yet defiant daughter made her way to the car. Naturally, with such little awareness or understanding of where she was going. We made the short 55 minute journey to Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital. 4 years since Livy failed the newborn hearing screening, which pursuedContinue reading “Cochlear Journey Begins.”
300 of you wonderful people!! Thank you so much for following our journey so far. The purpose of sharing our journey and normalising the trials and tribulations of motherhood, will hopefully help other families to realise they’re not alone and we’re all in this together. Social media portrays such perfection, so we focus on strivingContinue reading “300Followers”
Almost instantly you’re greeted with the comforting familiar aroma of the sea salted breeze. An essence you feel the need to inhale your lungs worth. As the rainstorm battered against our coats, putting our trusted wellies to the test. There was physically nothing that could, ironically, dampen our spirits. Since before lockdown we regularly visitedContinue reading “SandyAdventures.”
It’s that time of the year, when you find yourself aimlessly searching sites at ridiculous o’clock in bed for that perfect gift. Whether this is for dad, grandad, step dad here at Mothering Silence we’ve got your needs covered. All under one roof (website)! The First Time Dad How adorably cute is this ‘Jellycat’ teddyContinue reading “Father’sDayEditWithJoules.”