After 13 months of almost never leaving Zacchaio's side, I went back to work.
|Photos courtesy of Zacchaio's caregivers!|
Zacchaio had a hearing test to evaluate for hearing loss since brain surgery; the removal of his right temporal lobe has the potential for negative effects on his hearing, language, and memory. He was placed in a small room with sounds of differing frequencies and volumes projected to his left and right. If he turned the right direction, a pleasant image would appear in hopes of reinforcing the correct behavior. The wonderful news is he scored as an average child and passed his exam! All signs point to normal hearing in both ears. I remain awed by the ability of his brain to compensate for loss. God has constructed these bodies of ours so skillfully… It has been an honor to slowly uncover the hidden potential He has infused into every cell in Zacchaio’s body.
|Sleep study hotel|
|Going into battle!! For a sleep study, that is.|
|Bubble top hospital bed|
|Playing with mama|
|In recovery after his bronchoscopy.|
Until then his joy continues to radiate and his heart remains pure.
There’s never a dull moment in “The Story of Z.”
|Zacchaio and Alkaio both at one year...|
|Downtime between neurology and orthopedic second opinions|