It's new and different.
He picked red and it made me smile. I love red too.
We've done feeding tubes,
and a ventilator,
had a huge oxygen tank in our living room for 5 months,
an apnea monitor,
and a shunt.
But a hearing aid is definitely new.
The first thing we noticed was immediate eye contact. It's not like he didn't make eye contact before, but it would take quite a while for him to focus. Right when the hearing aid was placed into his left ear and he was spoken to - boom - his eyes were on hers. The audiologist was in love with him. She noticed the change right away too. He got that big trademark grin and said, "hi!". Then he proceeded to say hi in several different tones and volumes, giggling after each one.
We are seeing good things. Very good things.
And really, I didn't quite have enough stuff to keep track of - so yeah, now we have all of this. *wink*
AND - of course it all came with a stuffed otter - complete with his own set of hearing aids.
Of course it did -