On Monday, Chuck is going to have a cochlear implant at Mayo Clinic. A pretty amazing surgery where a small thin array is inserted into his cochlear and is programed to pick up sounds and convert them to electrical impulses that his brain can actually work with. But, it’s not like our magic ears…and Chuck will have to learn how to translate those impulses into sounds…chickadees fighting, music playing, and songs erupting.
An exciting journey over the next year and TVbyGIRLS is going to be following him and his family as they discover a lot of things–how the brain ‘hears’, how music ‘sounds’, and the magical mystery of how our brain works.
We start with Chuck’s surgery on Monday and Mayo clinic is allowing us to film in the OR. Look out for more reports coming up.
Core girl, Molly, lost her tonsils today. Her bear was able to accompany her into surgery.
Molly reports feeling loopy but good. We think loopy is good when talking about lost tonsils and popsicles.
It is very cold at the TVbyGIRLS world headquarters, but we are grateful that we have heat and electricity and water flowing. Other people in other places are not as fortunate. Still, we don’t know how civilization actually evolved in Minnesota or how we ended up loving it here. Here is a photo by Angela Kelly; frozen bubbles.