As Tahlia and the other kids were playing on the slip 'n slide yesterday, Jazzie was just standing there; just watching them. I asked her why she wouldn't go ahead and put her bathing suit on so that she could play as well. I knew she was apprehensive because of the fact that she would have to take her cochlear implant processors off, but I wanted to see what Jazzie would say. She stood there for a moment, started to cry and said that she wouldn't be able to hear what the kids were talking about. "I just hate being deaf!" she shouted and ran inside. It hurts me me to see my girl like this; it really does :-(
I did some quick thinking and decided to stick her processor in a ziplock bag and stick it to her head with a bandage. Her processors are somewhat water resistant, but it still makes me nervous to get them wet so we do not take any chances. I just wanted my girl to not feel like an outsider.