Monday, September 29, 2008
"Sorry that I didn't call earlier in the day but I realized that if I brought Hannah home directly from the appointment that I would not get out for the rest of the day. We walked up to 34 adn Broadway and then up to Central Park. We played at the park and then went to the petting zoo and the regular zoo. Hannah was not in the best space as the afternoon wore on and has not had an appetite all day. She got 3/4 of a cup of fortified milk shake down and a couple of cups of apple juice. I bought some baby food today in hopes that I can get her to try some puree food.
Hannah did really well at her appointment. The xrays she had today showed that everything was just as it needed to be. Both Drs McCarthy and Grayson had a look at how things were and gave a thumbs up. There were substantially more people at the conference today than there were when we were there two weeks ago. Hannah did a great job! She sees Grayson on Wednesday afternoon and McCarthy on Friday morning. I learned how to turn the key. Really simple!!! Twice a day (1/2 mm each turn). Dr McCarthy suggested that she would not have any pain when I turn the key. Maybe no pain but she is definitely uncomfortable.
When we got home today there was a message from the tutor coordinator. Tuesday and Wednesday are school holidays here due to the Jewish Holiday so she will start working with the tutor on Thursday. She will see the tutor 4 times per Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. They will work together for an hour per day."
Here's the link to some more pictures of their day out today. http://picasaweb.google.com/John.Davies001/MondayAtTheCentralParkZoo#
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Josh, from church came by today and hung out for a couple of hours. He is a newly wed, recent grad so my guess would be in his early to mid 20's. He was totally blown away by the house and the ministry that happens here. I think God really moved in his heart and place some important seeds in his spirit for the Trinity Grace community. I really hope so, there are so many young people who could make a difference in the lives of the kids and families here. Anyway we had a lovely visit. Hannah hung out with us for a while and then took us tot he play room where she and the other kids were just hanging out. It was a rainy day here. She played kitchen with several other kids and seemed to have a great time. Katherine was gone all day and I think Hannah was really hoping they would have a chance to play today, oh well, maybe tomorrow. I have stopped trying to figure out who is new and who is not. I talked to a dad today who I have never seen before and it turns out they have been here for months. I guess some kids are in hospital and home to bed so unless you are at the door when they come home you would never see them.
Hannah really did find her stride today, it was so good to see. I noticed at bedtime that she has lost some weight so I am going to really try and get her to eat 5-6 times a day. I hope she will cooperate. She hasn't made too many complaints about her antibiotic today, but man is it hard getting it into her 4 times a day. It is suppose to go in every 6 hours but she sleep for 10 hours and I refuse to wake her up to give her drugs. So I guess she gets it 4 times in 14 hours. Thats about every 5 hours. It kinda camps our entertainment style a bit. I guess I could get a cold pack and bag and just take it with us when we are out.
I got discount coupons today for 3 shows. Spamalot, at $65 a ticket, $60 per ticket for Hairspray and $60 for the Little Mermaid. Not bad prices. I have a link to the site that the coupon are on and I will send it along later.
I didn't blog today so this is your daily update.
Signing off, your Big Apple correspondent
Thursday, September 25, 2008
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Last night we had a tailgate party to celebrate week one of the NFL season. Ronald McDonald House is supported heavily by the New York Giants. Rumour has it that they give tickets to those who want to go and see a game. Hannah met lots of kids while the grown ups hung out and ate hamburgers and hotdogs.
The last word is from Hannah, "I like to climb rocks" and her park, Central Park, all 800 acres, is full of rocks that she wants to climb. Hannah also wants everyone to know that the playroom is a great place to hang out.