I thought I would have years ahead of me to plan the right words, think it through and come up with a plan but my baby girl had her first breakdown Sunday night. Sure I have seen the signs over the past few months and I have dealt with them little by little. She would take her hearing aids out and say they "hurt" her, tell me she could hear ok without them in, ask me how long she will have to wear them for and not want to go to school. Sunday night she let it all out. Saying how much she hated her hearing aids, how difficult it is to hear from far away and how she doesn't like being different.
During her IEP I had her evaluated for Anxiety due to her stomach issues and wanting to take her aids out. I can't tell if the stomach issues are a concern or stress. I've had new earmold impressions to make sure they are not the issue. She goes in regularly for her audiological appointments. I talk to her all the time about her aids and how important they are. She uses her Phonak FM System and does really well with it during class but her hearing loss will ALWAYS be there. It will always be a factor in her life. I simply don't know how to make it better for her.
What. Do. I. Do?