A Cochlear Implant for Bow

Update posted by Jonathan Edward Fletcher On Sep 09, 2019


Great news! Today the pressure dressing has been removed and the fluid collection is gone! So she is happily wearing the Processor again and is delighted by all the new sounds.

And she can start school tomorrow!! The school will start the special therapy to retrain the hearing part of her brain as soon as possible. This girl is making serious progress!

One small problem is that the quote for the school term is more than we were previously told - we are short £600 per term.

Our giving site is still open for another month or so, and if anyone can contribute towards the school fees we would be hugely grateful!

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Update posted by Jonathan Edward Fletcher On Aug 28, 2019

The doctors came this morning, removed the big bandage and said we can go home. Bow smiled for first time since the operation!

We have an appointment for the stitches to come out and the switching on of the implant next Thursday 5th September. We’ll update again then!

Now for some rest and recovery at home

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Update posted by Jonathan Edward Fletcher On Aug 27, 2019


It is done!

The top picture is the Implant itself, delivered to the surgeon this morning.

The wires are drilled down to the inner ear and the tip curls around inside the ‘seashell’ of the cochlear itself. A shallow hole is then chiselled out of the side of the skull for the receiver loop to sit snuggly under the skin.

The surgeon was very happy with the placement.

Now a few hours post-op and Bow has slept, vomited, cried in pain and is now enjoying a bag of crisps!

Thank you again for all of the care and support

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Update posted by Jonathan Edward Fletcher On Aug 27, 2019

It’s operation day!! Bow cried her eyes out when she was woken for her IV drip, but that is probably the worst bit out of the way for her!

She is getting some quick colouring done before we get taken down to the operating theatre.

Today we have officially hit our funding target! Amazing!! Thank you so much to everyone who has donated and shared on social media.

The campaign has another month or so to run and any further donations will go towards Bow’s rehabilitation and schooling. She will initially be going to a special school which helps to train the brain in listening and developing speech. Hopefully, after maybe a year, she will be able to go to a mainstream school. All of this schooling and therapy in Thailand is expensive, so any more donations will be very useful towards Bow’s future!

Thank you all so much

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Praise God what wondrful news.

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Update posted by Jonathan Edward Fletcher On Aug 26, 2019

This is Bow with her surgeon, Dr Kiertiyos. It’s admission day and Bow is nervous but ok. We are so grateful to be here, after months of assessments and hospital appointments, and everyone’s amazingly generous support, we are actually here being admitted for Bow to have this life-changing procedure. Thank you

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Update posted by Elise Fletcher On Aug 06, 2019

Friday is Bow's 7th Birthday and it is going to be 'wear a bow for Bow day'!

As we approach the date of Bow's op, we need to draw attention to this campaign and build some momentum! It is a huge amount of money to raise and every donation brings us a step closer. We are deeply grateful for the response so far - over 60 givers! Bow is currently stuck in hospital with a mystery vomiting illness and we know this plan will cheer her up...

Would you join us in wearing a bow on Friday 9th and spreading the word about this fundraiser? Here's what to do:

Step 1: Wear a bow! It could be a ribbon, a hairclip, a bow-tie or a badge!

Step 2: Assuming most of us don't wear a bow everyday, we may get some questions/ funny looks(!) - be prepared to talk about Bow and direct people to this gogetfunding page.

Step 3: Post a selfie and a link on social media to create some buzz, hopefully others may want to join in or donate! Bow will also enjoy seeing the photos on her birthday!

Step 4: Are there people who will take great pleasure in seeing you look silly? Make them pay for the pleasure by collecting sponsorship money!

Step 5: Take off the bow at the end of the day before going to sleep. If you have enjoyed it, you can always wear it again the next day!

Who's up for it?!

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Update posted by Elise Fletcher On Jul 12, 2019
We've reached 50%!!! To represent the teamwork that has gone into raising the money for Bow's cochlear implant we are writing the names of donors on the back of jigsaw pieces. This alphabet jigsaw is something that Bow will hopefully keep for life and know that she is so loved! She has conquered a 'ck' sound in the past few days... determined is an understatement! As you can see there are plenty of spaces left if you are able to donate at and help complete the picture!

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Update posted by Elise Fletcher On Jun 28, 2019

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We are all thrilled to have jumped to 22% of our target!!! Thankyou to our 19 Backers so far!

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Update posted by Elise Fletcher On Jun 27, 2019

Hooray! It feels good to have started this process! If we raise 1% a day we can make it!

GoGetFunding will feature our campaign publicly when we reach 25% of our target and that may lead to wider interest. It is also estimated that every Facebook share generates an average of 25gbp in donations so thank you to everyone who has shared - please keep sharing updates!

This morning Bow goes for her final assessment needed for the surgeon to sign off on the operation. Its an IQ test and she's gonna smash it (so long as she is feeling cooperative today!) Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as we prepare her for the big life change coming up.

Thankyou!

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We have selected a jigsaw puzzle for Bow (an alphabet seemed fitting since she is so keen to learn new sounds!) and will write the name of each donor on the back of a piece. This will be a visual reminder that we can frame for her to keep and remember that many people around the world cared for her future.

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