Today was just another typical nutty Friday in our household. Chuck actually worked from home today so I could go to the dentist appointment that I rescheduled 6 times (I'm not kidding). All 3 of us met for lunch, with my bottom lip still numb. By the way, don't try to apply lip gloss on a numb lip. It was a bit of a challenge.
On the way home, Christian's controller on his CI kept flashing H3. Usually this means that his magnet has fallen off, and it is corrected by just placing it back on his head. I tried several times repositioning the magnet, turning the controller on and off, and even took the batteries out. We still got the error message, and then at one point, I couldn't even get the thing to turn on. I took out our rechargeable battery and tried my spare batteries I keep in the diaper bag. Still nothing.
This was the first mechanical problem we've had to deal with since Christian's activation day and I was a bit nervous. What if it was broken? Did I do something wrong? Although we have our extra processor, I thought for sure this thing was fried. I took a couple of deep breaths, and then remembered a bunch of posts on CiCircle from a parent who dealt with the same thing a couple weeks ago. Ends up, all of the fabulous Moms and Dads on the list serv had a plethora of suggestions on how to deal with the problem, including replacing the Babyworn cable (we get several in our box of goodies from Cochlear).
Sure enough, as soon as I replaced the cable, we were back in business. Phew. I've had a bit of anxiety about replacing cables, etc. and I'm glad that this little fix was easy.
Here's some pictures that my Dad forwarded from our vacation in Michigan...look at how loved my little boy is!