Saturday, March 28, 2009

Apple Sauce & Ice Cream

That's right, I was able to give Ada 2-3 spoonfuls of apple sauce and vanilla ice cream. She does fight me with her hand but opens her mouth and swallows. She makes faces like I put some disgusting thing in her mouth but she starts to enjoy it more and more.
Along with that, she walks a lot more. In the morning, she walks 4-5 laps around the house, almost by herself. I have to guide her walker around since we have to go through the kitchen and try to avoid banging the fridge and the trash can. She does all the walking and almost manages the turn by herself. She also goes around the house on her wheelchair by using her foot and heel. It is amazing to see her back up her wheelchair to free the wheel when she gets stuck somewhere.
I like taking her to the Art Museum. They have a big plaza and walkway that she can move around freely. She can learn to make a decision of where she wants to go and what she wants to do.
Yesterday, we went to RHI to listen to The Piano man - Jerry Tomlinson playing piano. Jerry and his wife, Lee, go to RHI and plays piano in the lobby almost everyday. We used to enjoy it very much while we were staying there. After that, Ardis and I got Ada on the walker and she walked all the way to unit 4 and said hello to all her nurses and therapists. Everyone was surprised to see her walk.
I think all the excitement during the day had kept her awake during the night. She had hard time going to sleep which means I did not get much sleep either. We will try to have her walk before bedtime too. She usually get really tried after walking.
It is Ok, as long as she's happy, I am too.


Anonymous said...

Ponsawan, I cannot tell you how much this touches my heart. Every time there is a new post, I read it to my husband and daughters. We feel as if we know you from this blog. Ada, Keep up the good work!! Every day is a miracle! You are being prayed for in Oklahoma every day!

Anonymous said...

Dear Ponsawan,
Just like in the previous comment, my family loves updates about Ada. Instead of Oklahoma, we're in California. Just wanted to let you know that people from all over the country and world are thrilled with Ada's progress. Thank you so much for taking the time to keep us informed. Thinking of you from California every day!

Anonymous said...

I too love the amazing things happening in Ada's world, and am convinced that the many, many prayers are being answered in wonderful unique ways. God is truly good.

Big hugs and blessings from Vancouver BC.

WonderfulWire said...

Just fantastic... I can feel the determination!! Good for you Ada! :)))

Anonymous said...

Hi Ponsawani,

Here in Florida, we too pray for Ada daily. We are soooooooo excited that she had her first bites of food!!!!!!!!! Also to know that she is walking almost by herself with her walker it is wonderful. All the nerves are conencting!!!!!!!!!

Go for it, Ada....there is nothing to stop will go as far as you want it to go.

I wish you the best, I wish you strength and peace, Ponsawani.

Love and hugs.....

cu#1835024 said...


I wish you love and continuing success. This week on my payday I will send you more contribution.

From NC, we think of you everyday.


Anonymous said...

I am so happy to hear that Ada keeps progressing. I check for blog updates often, and every time I am overjoyed to hear of the new things that she is doing. She's strong, independent, and has always done things her own way/on her own terms. I have lots of hope that she'll continue to progress. Go Ada!!!

Anonymous said...

My dear Ada,
Congratulations on your huge, huge progress: re-discovery of food. Go well my dear heart. Next time I hear from your mom you will be enjoying sushi. You have been working very hard. You are fantastic.

My dear Ponsawan,
Another big goal has been achieved. Congratulations to you. It's your devotion and persistence. The future looks very promising. We readers and distant supporters of Ada can never fully comprehend how hard it has been for you to be in this position. All we can hear is how much you love her.

You two are inspirational. My family and friends are always anxious to hear about you and they have been praying for you.