Even though we found a way for Jazzie to be able to go in the water with her cochlear implant processors on, I decided not to do this while we were in Tennessee. I knew that Lindsi was not going to be able to hear in the pool and I didn't want her to feel left out. I also think it is important for Jazzie to be able to share the fact that she is deaf with someone who is just like her. I truly feel that is why Jazzie and Lindsi feel so connected.
One thing that I noticed about these two was how quiet they are in the water. While all the other kids were screaming and squealing with delight, they were VERY quiet. Whenever Tahlia and Jami came down the slide, we could hear them coming before we actually saw them. Lindsi and Jazzie however, would come down with smiles on their faces, but quietly. I'm not sure if it's because they can't hear other people's reactions and they don't know you're "supposed" to scream on rides, if it's because they can't hear themselves or a combination of the two. It was just something that really struck me and it was kind of funny ;-)
Interestingly enough, for as much as Jazzie LOVED being able to hear inside the water, she never once asked me about the waterproof bag and she never mentioned that she wished we had brought it. She still had an amazing time.