My Son Was Born With Hearing Loss

When I heard his first cry, when I held him in my arms for the first time, I was overwhelmed with joy and excited for the surprises on my motherhood journey. Soon I realised how tough it got with time. Kahn was 1 when I got to know he was born with hearing loss. I totally gave up on life and just put my soul into doing all I could for him. Travelling from Mumbai to Delhi to Hong Kong to Indore to Jaipur, I tried all treatments, begged all gods, just to make my child hear his Mumma’s voice. My heart kept sinking day by day and life was just disheartening. Finally my husband and I decided on CI. While we collected all our life savings to give our child the best treatment, we faced discouragement from the entire world except my mom who supported and encouraged my every step. When the day for the surgery came, I had a nervous breakdown on one hand and on the other hand, I had the strength that a mother always has for her child. I fought like a warrior but seeing him trembling in my arms post surgery was the most heartbreaking sight my eyes had ever seen. My heart was weak with pain and sorrow every minute, every second. I now understood the meaning of the word ‘sorrow’. But today, when I see him, I thank god for helping me make the best decision for my son’s life. He is able to talk and mingle like an absolutely normal kid and is way more smarter than I had thought. I am a totally dedicated mother and living alone away from my husband and family for Kahn’s therapy and progressive treatment but no regrets. I have my world-my child in my arms!! So to all the mothers who go through the toughest times, keeping the baby in their womb, travelling across the globe for the best treatment for their child, raising him alone, nurturing him to be a gentleman- it’s never in vain when it is for your baby. Your baby who looks up to you as his only world- his moon and his stars is you! His day and night is you! His joy and sorrow is you… You, his mumma!!!

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