we have the volume down to 1 on his hearing aids right now. it's just rough because if the loud is bothering him, a lot of the time it's him screaming while we try to put them in. so it's a catch 22. our developmental therapist is great. she works with kids in this range every day and is trained for eveything from autism to premies to whatever life throws you. she said she would ask some collegues for some more ideas for us.
for now, i'm trying to just keep myself sane. it's crazy how being strong for everyone else (dh and ds) can all of a sudden catch up with you. i feel like i've been keeping my head level this whole time just trying to get a course of action. now we have one and just can't take that first step.
thank goodness we decided to make sign language a priority right now. most 2 year olds are "terrible" because they can't communicate what they want. it's double rough when they can't understand what you're saying to begin with. so the sign language definitely helps!
and thankfully, he's a wonderful little boy who loves snuggling, giving kisses and being a goofball. that definitely makes things a lot easier.
i'm off. got the little one down to bed, dh is at a concert tonight, and i'm going to snuggle up in my bed, pop in a bad romantic comedy, and knit....ahh sweet therapy....