Monday, April 11, 2011

Update on Ada

I have not written for a while, please accept my apology. Ada is fine and she is as happy as she could be. There are a few changes such as Ada has a new nurse which means it will take time for them to adjust and understand each other. So far so good. We go out as much as weather permitted. She likes to be outside and will point out that we should go outside on sunny day only we can't because sometime it is so cold. She is able to let us know more of what she want. Ada will have surgery at the end of the month for her wisdom teeth. they will take out all 4 at the same time. I don't want to think about it, not sure how she will react after surgery. We go to see Speech Pathologist twice a month now. We play games and teach her how to follow direction. She is still making progress and that's more important than anything. Since I sleep with Ada, on the night that I can't sleep, I snugged in the iPad and played games under the blanket. This doesn't go well now when it is warmer and I can't stay under the blanket. So I let her watch me play "Angry birds". Ada will laugh and laugh at everything till she took the iPad away from me, which is the indication that she wants to sleep now. And she wakes up smiling every morning. Last week I had to pick up my friend from Thai temple in Huber Height, Ohio. I decided to take Ada with me. She sat quietly in the car eating her Cheerios for an hour then started to pad her hand at the door. She hasn't been in the car that long. We went inside the temple and talked to the monk who blessed her. She was laughing and happy. I think, some how she likes it when when someone speak Thai to her. Ada is napping now and she will let me know as soon as she wakes up. We are dealing with "separation anxiety" because someone is always in the room with her, so she doen't like it when I step out. Sound like a 3 years old, isn't it? After all, she is my baby and she is growing up.


angkana said...

You said..."And she wakes up smiling every morning..."

I think she does not remember how she was before the accident. So as long as she is happy, life is good for her.

For you and for the rest of us, let's celebrate life together.

Love you very much,

Anonymous said...


The smiles, the speech therapy, the communicating when she wants to go out, are all wonderful signs of progress. Has she tried the speaking system yet? I can't remember the name of it. I trust she and her new nurse will get along well. It will be interesting to see if she shows any signs of missing the previous one!

I imagine the separation anxiety is good for her development. Step out of the room more often! It might be do wonders for her! She might try other ways of telling you she doesn't enjoy being alone in the room or she migth welcome being alone for a bit!....Who knows? She might surprise us!

Good luck with the wisdom teeth will all go well. You will see. She is a champion and has endures worse pain.

Step-by-step, one step at a time. She is your baby, your precious one. I will never forget seeing her at the hospital when she was born!!!!!! What a cutie! She still is. Love you tons, F&M

Deb said...

My prayers are still with you and Ada and the rest of your family. You are a wonderful mom!