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May 27, 2010
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The nurse picked up a metal tray
Held it out in front of her
And purposefully dropped it on the ground.

The new born in her mother’s arms barely blinked.

“We think your daughter is deaf,” they said.

And they were right.

***

Fast forward six months
To the day when the father brought home those funny little fluffy toys that moved
And scratched!
And purred…

“Greg! Come quick! Quickly! Sammi is purring! She can hear! She can hear!
The mother cried.

The funny little fluffy toy was laying on the daughter’s chest
She could feel it vibrating.
And she tried to imitate the warm rattle coming from the funny little body

The parents listened

Their daughter was indeed purring.

“Go and stand behind her!” said the father to the mother, “And clap your hands or something!”

The mother clapped and yelled and shouted
Until her voice went hoarse and her hands went numb
But their daughter did not notice.
For she could not feel the sound
Like she could the purring
Warm and tickling on her chest.

***

“We think your daughter is deaf,” they said.

And they were right.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. May 27, 2010 7:53 pm

    I hate it when people ask if a story is true, but, is this a true story Sammi? Did you replicate the vibration of the kitten?

  2. sammispeaks permalink*
    May 27, 2010 7:59 pm

    Yep.
    When I was 6 months my dad brought home a kitten
    Apparently I copied it’s purring noise and mum thought I could hear.
    My sister still gives her shit about it.

  3. May 28, 2010 9:52 am

    Wow, Sammi, awesome.

    Really awesome.

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