Dude. Let us give you a hand with that!

Hey, guys. it’s Cal. This morning, I texted David asking if he could do a post for me to “tag-on” to. He said “Sure” and texted me back in less than a hour saying “You’re all set to go.” Wow. That was fast!
Here’s an update on Chance’s cochlear implant. We went to his Doctors for an evaluation and to have the implant turned on last Friday. His medical team was very pleased with his progress. Roberta and Dub spent the weekend with us working with him – saying words while signing them and having him repeat them. It’s hard work but they managed to make a game out of it, and Chance is a fast learner. Then, Roberta has been with him at school all week continuing the process – and Alex, Bella and I have been continuing it in the evenings. He’s a real “trooper” and we’re already seeing good progress.
Yesterday evening when I got home, Alex and Bella were in the kitchen making dinner and Chance was in his room playing a video game. I went to the doorway and said “Hey, Chance.” He had his back to me and was looking at his I-pad screen, but he immediately said “Hey, Dad.” I just stood there dumbfounded, and then he turned around and flashed me one of his huge, electric smiles. We had both just realized that not only did he hear me but he actually recognized my voice. I grabbed him in a big hug and felt tears running down my cheeks while we were both laughing.
We still have a long way to go, but his progress is amazing and we’re absolutely thrilled. He’s a sweet kid and we’re all just so proud of him!
On another topic, My Mum and Dad left for Australia on Monday. They still own property down there and so-far it’s been spared from the fires, but they felt they needed to be there. Knowing my Mum as I do (and how she feels about her “grand-babes”) I’m thinking it’ll probably be a short trip. We’re all sending our love and prayers to the people of Australia (and the animals). I’m afraid “climate change” is occurring faster than anyone thought it would.
xoxo Cal and Alex

Dude. Why so modest??