Friday, June 12, 2009

progress report

We went to Rehab Clinic today to visit Connie, Ada's PT. I want her to adjust the walker for Ada because sometime she hits her knee or her foot on it. Actually, I just want to show off that Ada can walk now. Everyone was so excited and happy to see Ada. Then we, I mean Karec, her nurse and I got her out of the chair and start walking. Connie told us what to do to help Ada in that situation. I know she will be able to tell us what to do.

Connie told me that I did a great job with Ada. I was happy because I always want to do more for Ada and always questioning myself whether I had done enough for her. Since none of the doctor can tell me what to expect or what to do, I had to take the matter in my own hand. To hear that from Connie did make me feel better.

Ada enjoy eating again. We gave her Chex cereal, Gold fish, Teddy Gram and some cracker. She accept it when we feed her by hand. No so happy about the spoon but she let us brush her teeth without too much trouble. You know, pushing, fighting and kicking, sometime. She also, once in a while, pick up a piece and put it in her mouth. We also give her a bucket full of small toys. She picks up the toy and throws it away and sometime, she put them in another bucket. One time I put the bucket of toy next to the empty bucket and told her to put the toys in the empty one, she picked up the bucket and pour all the toys into the empty bucket. With a murky smile on the corner of her lip, she knew she won.

Not sure what she will be able to do next. I think she will talk soon. What do you think?


Anonymous said...

My dear Ponsawan,
If Ada can hear you and know what you want her to do, she will talk, no doubt.
I guess she says "NO" before anything else.
A lot seems to be going on in her brain. I am so happy to hear that she walks again and eats again.
Ada and you are always in my prayers.

Susan Turney said...

Hi Ponsawan,
I think you're right! It's always so encouraging to read of her progress!

Anonymous said...

Hello Ponsawan,
I am so happy to see that she has made so much progress and is moving towards talking. This is such a blessing that she is improving so much. Pretty soon she will be talking up a storm and I will keep praying for her.

CU# 1835024 said...


I am so proud of you! You deserve all the affirmation and the confidence that you are doing the best for Ada. Don't second guess yourself any more. Have peace and joy in continuing the great journey of love and sacrifice as a mother.

I think Readers' Digest will find you and Ada's story a best fit for their Hero article. I wonder how to start pitching this idea to them. Advices anyone?


Anonymous said...

Hi Ponsawani,

It is good to see Ada walking, eating and to continue having a mind of her own....!!!!!!!!!!! I agree with the previous comment...there is no need to second guess more. You are doing great, above and beyond anything anyone could have done for Ada. Have peace and rest assure that you are a super mom in this journey of love, sacrifice and growth. Great job, are great Mom, a great daughter, a great architect, landscape architect, Polymer clay artist, friend...all you do and have done has been great....That's who you are...the best of the best! Love and hugs..........

Anonymous said...

We tend to be our worst critics...but please don't ever second guess yourself when it comes to caring for Ada. You have been there for her in so many ways and it shows by the rapid progress she has made. She would not have been able to make the leaps and bounds that she has been able to without you there. You are incredibly strong and caring and do so much for her there should be a mom of the century award for ya!

Xolecito said...

You guys are doing a great job with Ada , I am so happy to hear she is doing so well and so fast this is truly a miracle and hope she gets better and better !