Thursday, 10 September 2015

Aarav's Right Ear Cochlear implant Switch on..

It has been 3 years and 3 months since Aarav's first ear was switched on. And It feels so good to see the switch on video and see how marvellous the experience was.

It did take me that long to publish it though. The path we have traversed was not an easy one. IT has been a roller-coaster of emotions but cant help feel extremely satisfactory and proud!!!

Featured in this video is me, Aarav and our Audiologist, Jyoti Shanbagh. I still thank her everyday for making our switch on experience so beautiful!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Awaaj Aala!! A Documentary on Cochlear implants

In the year 2012, shortly after his first cochlear implant surgery, Aarav featured in a Movie called Awaaj Aala. This was a documentary created by Minnie Vaid to create awareness about Cochlear Implants.

> Aarav was just 21 months old, just 3 months post surgery.
> Aarav was one of the four candidates who were selected part of the documentary film for Cochlear implants.
> Aarav was the youngest of all the kids in the movie.

When we started our Cochlear implant journey, we knew we would have to learn a lot. But we never expected that Aarav would help us have exposure to so many new and varied things!!

This movie completed processing in 2012 end of year and was broadcast on many news channels across India. Finally, this can now be uploaded and published on Youtube.

This is the full movie for your viewing.

A documentary Movie on Cochlear implants.

PART 01 :

PART 02 :

PART 03 : 

Even today, when we see this movie it moves us. We have come a long way from living life in silence to sound!!

So Proud!! 

Toddler vs Mother - Chocos in. Chocos out.

Date - 06/02/2015
Reminiscing a few old posts that never got posted.......
Last week Aarav had viral dysentery. Poor kid had a very bad week. He couldn't eat comfortably and anything he did caused him to run to the wash room. Quite tiring.
His doctor prescribed medicines and told us to keep an eye on how his stomach was and the level of stomach pain he had. To do this, I used to keep asking how his potty looked and felt and did it pain....

Aarav, "Aai mazhi potty zhali.(Mom, finished my potty)
Me, "ok, kashi hoti?(how was it?)
Aarav, "dukhli ani black and 7 potty ali." (It pained and was black and there were 7 pieces)
Me, "ok"

Aarav, "Aai mazhi potty zhali."
Me, "ok, kashi hoti?"
Aarav, "dukhli ani black and fakta 3 potty ali. Ani shushu pan ali(It pained and was black and there were only 3 pieces. And I peed also)
Me, "ok"

Aarav, "Aai mazhi potty zhali."
Me, "ok, kashi hoti?"
Aarav, "maumau ani brown and fakta 3 potty ali.(It was soft and brown and only 3 pieces)
Me, "ok. Dukhli ka?(did it pain?)
Aarav,"nai dukhli(No, No pain)
Me, "aah good tummy days are back!!"

This was a week back but Aarav is still dutifully telling me all details. This was the conversation yesterday when we were snacking on Chocos

Aarav, "Aai, tu mala Chocos dileli khayla athavla?"

(Mom, you gave me Chocos to eat remember?)

Me," ho?(Yes?)

Aarav, "Athavla ka??(Do you remember?)

Me," ho daycare madhe na? Athavla mala. Pudhe bol ki"
(Yes To eat in your daycare. I remember, what about it?)

Aarav," aaj mala Chocos chi potty ali.(Today My potty was like Chocos)

Me, half way through eating chocos," kaaay??        (Whaaat?)

Aarav looking to my chocos bowl," ho. Brown ani maumau ani choti choti chocos chi 11 potty." (It was brown and soft and small small Choco 11 pieces.)

I kept my half eaten bowl down. I'll never be able to eat chocos again.

Extremely correct descriptions of everything!!!

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