Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Chicken Stew

I made Chicken Stew yesterday. My mom's secret recipe. I pureed the stew with some rice and Ada ate the whole bowl. She wanted more. Today I gave her another big bowl, and she took a nap after that. She is able to swallow and chew food much better, no choking. It is nice to be able to cook for Ada again. She loves food.
Abby came by, she has Tuesday off. Abby taught Ada to use her hand and put it to her mouth when she needs more food and not hitting her leg. She did a couple of time for Abby. I just don't have enough patient.
Another friend of Ada came. Sorry I'm not sure what her name is. She went on Katrina trip with Ada. She has a job in Alaska and came to visit her family in Chicago and came here to see Ada. The point is if you have 15 min. break from your busy life, you can come by and say hello to Ada. Most of TBI had lost all of their friends and that would be tragic for Ada because she cares so much for her friends. You know, she always pick up or drop off someone from home ever since she can drive and had a car.
Today we played with beads. I gave her one bead and she put it in a cup. Then I gave her different color bead and asked her to put it in different cup. Quite a challenge and she was thinking, I can tell. She can concentrate more and stay on task longer. She will get it soon but I have to find different shape of beads or make one, she almost put them in her mouth.


Ting said...

Ada can certainly put small beads into her mouth, because that is one way our brain learns about things. I am thrilled with what Ada is doing and feel so thankful you share it with us. Now I must be patient with what she will do next.

It's lovely to know you enjoy cooking for Ada again. It is marvellous that you integrate the job you love, making beads, with another job you do with love, helping Ada.

I shall dream of Ada's sweet smile tonight.

Anonymous said...

Yay for Ada! It's wonderful to hear that her swallowing/eating skills have improved!

It's so great to hear about Ada's progress - thanks for sharing.

P.S. You probably know this, but too much rice can cause a lot of constipation ...

Anonymous said...

Hi Ponsawani,

How wonderful to read Ting's message in the way she connected the beads with your love of making beads and how she ends her message. Ada had some great friends! Those that continue to stay in touch visiting her or reading her blog. How wonderful it is that they are giving back knowing that Ada spent so much time with her friends and was so giving with them and with everyone needing her help!

You are so creative with the bead game. It certainly stimulates her thinking! It is great to know that her chewing and swallowing continue to improve.

Next is making sounds!!

Love and hugs to you always, my friend!