Monday, July 27, 2009

Ent visit

I decided to take another opinion about Prisha's ear condition.He was recommended by my homeopath Dr Sunil Anand.I was so nervous about what he would say about his ear.The entire class at speech therapy was so ignored by me as I was preoccupied by my nervousness.Fortunately he turned out to be Mrs Hudlikar's recommended doctor and another kid in our class was treated by him too.He checked her ear and told me that the eardrum is ok and healed well and there was a leftover of a boil for which Prisha is being treated with homeopathy medicine.He said that the medication was working and that Prisha needs loads of vitamins and enough food to heal her.The doctor was very open about alternative medicines and really good for both of us.His cheerful ways got me at ease as for now. Though he has given me a green signal for her aid but I think I shall wait for her ear to be totally all right and the skin to heal.Another month after the last 6 months would not harm her without her left aid.I am at ease for a while now.
At the therapy session, Prisha performed well. She was attentive after my lecture last week. She was too distracted in the class last week.I have pulled up my socks and have started to correct her speech a lot and she is listening .My in laws too agreed that it is our firmness towards her speech that makes her speech better. I do not take any lax in her speech easy.I make her aware all the time when she says something wrong and thank God she is listening to me.
This weekend Prisha made 2 cellphones for herself with all waste material. What amazed me was she copied my cellphone to the last detail.She then decided to call her big brother on it and what a firing he got from her. I died laughing as she was copying me.Thank God he was not home or else there would have been fireworks at home! She yelled at him asking him to study and was being fired for not listening. She then was doing pretend play all day. She put it for charging, she looked for missed calls, listened to it ring, spoke to all our relatives and friends. Great speech practice as well as I loved the spontaneity of her speech.
Thanks Leah and Julia for your wishes, they seem to be working! I really hope she comes around and grows from strength to strength.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Facial expressions

Uploaded a video on the importance of facial expressions in understanding speech specially by the hearing impaired.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Back after a break

Yes I was away for so long. My lil girl is coming around. Ihad the most difficult 3 weeks of my life as a mom.I was awake most of the 8 days trying to get her fever of 104 degrees C down, sponging her, trying to feed her , taking her to the toilet every 15 mins, consoling her while she shrieked with pain while passing urine.I slept for barely 3 hours in each 24 hrs and that too in breaks.Kept awake through 2 alarms, unending hours on the net to keep awake, gathering information on the net about her UTI. One morning when she screamed of pain on her left side and shivered with chills and fever of 104, I rushed her for a sonography to rule out kidney problem and was shocked to know she has kidney stones . It was shocking that her tiny body is dealing with ear infection, UTI and kidney stones.She would shout, kickaround as in high fever she was not herself.Later when the fever came down and I would be crying looking at her , she would say I was her brave girl and kissed me.She is so brave. We got her on high antibiotics and soon after finally 12 days of struggle we saw her coming around.3 weeks have been tough and my husband finally came down from Austria when i started to crack after 10 long days.Now she has joined school and is drinking lots of water, going to the toilet more often and eating better. i just want this long nightmare of over 6 months to get over.Tomatoes and spinach have disappeared from our dinner plates since then.Difficult for people who only eat tomatoes.Anyway anything for this angel.We are getting back to our routines but the regression in her speech is so evident.I worked hard today to get back her concentration and her speech clarity. Long road ahead but buck up girls!
Today did a good lesson on picture discription.Mrs. Hudlikar discribed a picture to perfection to the kids so that the kids could visualise it.Then she asked questions to see how they have understood and interpreted. After that she showed the picture to the kids.It was really ea different way of picture discription. Prisha had hardly listened to anything thanks to the distraction due to her illness.I was bugged to see how she had hardly paid attention to the discription which was easy.But when she was cross questioned later she related the picture to her own experience in Austria.It was a picture of a white kangaroo sitting on grass with her 2 babies.The other child also related it another experience.Prisha related it to the cows grazing on the grass and the other kid related the picture to 4 white rabbits in his neighbourhood. It was really exciting. Praying hard that my life goes back soon on tracks. Her left ear is still redc so no aids since feb this year. GOD help, I need my Prisha's ear alright, we both miss bilateral hearing.