Sunday, August 3, 2008

Having a great day

Ada is doing some new thing this weekend. First, she holds her her head up while sitting in the chair the whole day. She even leans her head back and has an eye contact with her friends who stopped by on Saturday. She seems happy to see other familiar faces beside her mom and dad. Please stop by and say hello to her if you have time. Don't need to stay long. It makes her happy. Second, today she lets me clean inside her mouth. I bought a small baby toothbrush that small enough to get inside and clean her teeth. Big deal, you might say, but she hadn't opened her mouth long enough for me to clean her teeth for 5 long months.
Daddy always teasing her by scratching her nose, now she raises her hand had grab his hand then push it away from her face. Now that she is more aware of what is going on around her and being able to focus on a task, I wonder what she will do next.
Being at RHI had given her an opportunities to see the specialists who had experiences with Brain injury patient like her. She gets her own chair that fits her, gets the medication that will help her awake, receives an intense therapy from the PT, OT and SLP. They also provide the education for the parents and family to teach us how to take care of our love ones. Meeting and talking to others make me feel like I am not alone, and how lucky for us to still have her. At the same time, I am able to get a good answer to all my questions and concerns. With that, it is a lot easier for me to go home, in the evening and sleep well at night.
I am learning to get her in and out of bed. Not an easy task and my body starts to fell the pain. The whole family will get some training before we can take Ada home. We will have to get the house ready for Ada, so if you can lend a hand, please let us know. We will remove the carpet and get a new floor, and might get a new coat of paint, if possible. Ada will stay down stair in the dinning room. I hope everything works out for us. Can't wait till that day to come.
Hugs

8 comments:

CU# 1835024 said...

Ponsawan,

Thanks for this great post and such good news.

I am glad you are asking for visitors and help at fixing the house. Having a specific request makes it much easier for us.

I can help from afar with financial contribution. I am sure you will have lots of extra helping hands.

I look forward to reading you post.

Love,
Yui

Melanie said...

What great progress Ada is having!...and I bet she loved getting her teeth brushed...it is such a blessing that Ada is getting the therapy she needs at RHI...thank you Ponsawan for keeping us updated on Ada's progress...I know for me it puts a smile on my face!...Bless you and yours, Melanie:)

F and M said...

Great news of Ada's continued improvement, Ponsawani!

I am glad you are asking people to visit her and to help you fix your home.

Is it happening soon? If she goes home, would she continue visiting the rehab center for therapy?

Hugs,

F and M

cbarniak said...

When you need help, tell me. I am in Bloomington until the 25th, I can stay longer if needed. I have years of painting and remodeling experience, and of course more than a decade of Silapiruti experience. I cant wait to see you soon.

More love everyday,

Tina

Anonymous said...

I come here everyday to see how Ada is doing. I'm thrilled to see that she is moving forward from where she was. Many little baby-steps add up to a big step and my prayer is that these "steps" increase daily!

May God bless you richly with healing and joy Ada!

((hugs))
Elsie

kimequa said...

If Ada isn't moved back in yet by Labor Day weekend and you need help that Sunday or Monday, please let me know!! I just bought my flight :) :) :)

Excited to drop in and see Ada!!! I'm sure she has learned to do so many things since I last saw her!

Nena said...

I haven't been here for a while and now I'm just thrilled with these news.
I'm happy to hear about progress.
Wishing you all the best. :)

cu# 1835024 said...

Jim+ and Ada,

Just stop by to say "HI". I hope you both and Ardis are doing well.

Love,
Yui