Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Concert at New Augusta North

Mr Staubach wanted to bring his Orchestra to play at our drive way again this year, but it had been raining and storming almost everyday, so I told him that we will bring Ada to school instead.
First, we settled Ada in front of the kids but she signaled us that she did not want to be there, so we moved her to the back. She was smiling and laughing the whole time. After each songs, we applauded, and Ada tapped her right hand to her right leg. This was new and I think she really enjoy the music.

The kids were so good and I am happy for Mr. Staubach that he was able to teach such wonderful group of kids who will play and enjoy music for the rest of their lives. What a job he has! I hope he can continue teaching forever.

Look, Ada is smiling.
This month, however, had been difficult for us, caregivers. Ada had learned to express herself more and more. She is scared, grumpy, moody and angry. Those are good signs. Also the night before I left for Milwaukee, she grabbed a piece of puzzle and swallowed it. She was choking really bad. She was trying to swallowed the purple letter "O"., imagine that ! After that she doesn't eat much. Well, she doesn't eat very much Cheerios as she used to, so we have to give her more formula. She also sleeping or napping a lot. Sleep is good, right?
We also went to see a new doctor who is an expert in Brain Injury, and I have to say I really like her. She asked questions, observed Ada real close and makes a recommendations that we should hold off on PT, OT and let get help from Neuro Psychologist first. May be we be able to help Ada with all of her emotion issues.
Ada is making steady progress, slowly at a snail pace. She is trying to get ahead of us, it is hard to catch up with her. I am exhausted and tried but never lost hope.
How far can she go, or become, we have to wait and see. Please stay with us, I just can't do it by myself. Your friendship and your support had help me to get up every morning.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the latest news about Ada! I visit your blog almost every day to see if there is anything new.

Ponsawan, you are a remarkable woman showing such courage and non-stop effort in looking after Ada.

I will continue to pray for you and Ada in your journey towards much more healing!

Big hug!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Elsie...what a great mother Ada has! I too often visit the site to check on Ada. Even though I'm far away, I think of you guys a lot!


Anonymous said...

I too am still checking. Ada looks very happy. You are such an inspiration. Your wonderful work with Ada shows. Stay strong and know that many of us care and think of you often.

Anonymous said...

Dear Pon, I have followed your blog since Ada's accident. You are one of the most courageous people. Ada was blessed to have been born to you. God made a perfect match when he made you her Mom and she her daughter. God never gives us more than we can bear...I know this from personal experience. May He bless you with miracles.

Anonymous said...

You're still in my prayers. that is all I can do.
But many peoples seems are here, with You, even if they are not writing.

Deborah Ross said...

Ponsawan, if I lived near you I would come to help and keep you cheered up. You are phenomenal! It must take all your strength sometimes to keep up with Ada. I'm glad you have your clay and I understand how you feel about drawing, it's hard for me to choose between clay and painting.
I will continue to pray for you and Ada.

angkana said...

Dearest Jim+,

I am with you; it is a promise. It was so good talking to you yesterday.

Thanks for being very strong, very real and for allowing yourself to be vulnerable. Your words touch me deeptly.


Anonymous said...

Dear Ponsawani,

I was out of the country doing my work in Honduras since the 23rd and just came back to read your blog.

You captured Ada's great smile in this picture. What a great teacher she had to continue to do this annually!

I am excited about the progress and the new opportunities with this doctor! I am glad that you shared your heartfelt feelings about what all this entails for you and other care givers. Know that we are both with you every step of the way. You are not alone. There are many people like us who care about Ada, you and the rest of your family.

We love you and wish we were closer to help you. As always, feel free to contact us if there is anything more we can do from afar.....Love you! Many hugs from your BSU friends.......

Carolien said...

Warmest wishes from Holland, Ponsawan. Ada's story and your love and perseverance have touched me deeply. I wish you strength.

Jackie said...

I'm sticking with you on this, Ponsawan, and keeping up with Ada's progress as you post it. And keeping you both in my prayers! I am glad that you are able to do some other things now, and that she has good nurses to care for her. Biggest HUGS to you both. ~Jackie