20. VISITING MED-EL HEADQUATER – AUSTRIA

20. VISITING MED-EL HEADQUATER - AUSTRIA

In May 2016 our whole family participated in touring trip around Austria. It was organized by a cochlear implant producer, MED-EL company (Hela has their implants). Twenty people took part in this five-day trip, along with our MED-EL “guardians” – Kasia and Agnieszka. There were two implanted adults among us, along with five families with implanted kids, including Hela and us 🙂 We’ve traveled by bus, the journey was quite long, but we’ve spent our time together very positively, we got to know everybody. Continue reading “20. VISITING MED-EL HEADQUATER – AUSTRIA”

18. KAJETANT’S REHABILITATION CAMP IN ŁEBA (APRIL 2016)

18. KAJETANT'S REHABILITATION CAMP IN ŁEBA (APRIL 2016)

 Hela’s had hearing rehabilitation at Kajetany since she was four months old. We’ve systematically attended her classes. I was willing to use the rehabilitation holidays back when Hela didn’t have her implants, but they kept telling me it was too early for her, the child needs to have an implant for some time before going on such trip.  Continue reading “18. KAJETANT’S REHABILITATION CAMP IN ŁEBA (APRIL 2016)”

16. WINTER BREAK – A TRIP TO MEXICO

16. WINTER BREAK - A TRIP TO MEXICO

The winter break started very optimistic, we were healthy and fully ready to travel. There are thoughts that always appear in my mind before such departures – “what if processor broke”? So before leaving I’ve checked where the nearest Med-El in Mexico is and assumed that we would get there if there was any malfunction. I tracked their branch about 200km from our hotel. Continue reading “16. WINTER BREAK – A TRIP TO MEXICO”

15. WINTER OF 2015/2016

15. WINTER OF 2016

The beginning of winter felt more like a spring. Hela had a cold few times and I’ve noticed that in 50% of cases her illness was spreading into an ear inflammation. It’s highly worrying, because whenever it happens she always has to take antibiotics… Agata’s never had an ear inflammation, but it happens to Hela few times a year, usually during a cold. I begin to think it might have some connection with her surgeries or implants. Continue reading “15. WINTER OF 2015/2016”

13. MOUNTAIN TRIP

13. MOUNTAIN TRIP

Together with girls we’ve decided to go on a 5-day trip to the mountains, to Szczyrk. It was very intense and tiring at times, but the girls were thrilled. We had many events planned everyday, so those days were passing very quickly and were filled with many activities. We’ve borrowed special tent for Hela to enter, so we could wander around the mountains. Continue reading “13. MOUNTAIN TRIP”