DIARY NOTES – In 1991, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the ‘Diary’.
I was feeling quite down last night, but Willem was great and is a bit of tender loving care got me right.
I just had a low, which has not happened for a very long time.
Some of the mothers of Vil’s friends have been away for the holidays and everyone asks me how Hughan is coping – which is great, but yesterday it me a bit hard.
I feel Hughan is doing well, but often wonder when it will all get itself together.
I have played back the video of Cape Town, and I can see a great change in him over the last year.
I find having Vil at home over the school holidays exhausting, as he needs to be kept busy all of the time.
Vil and Hughan are getting on very well and sometimes Vil decides he is going to give Hughan a lesson and I watch him play with his brother and he can be excellent.
I know time will tell and often we can’t see progress ourselves. Also a lot of friends have remarked on Hughan and his progress, so I know we are getting places with him.
Hughan and I had a sound session today. I wrapped up a whole lot of toys in paper and used a travel bag.
Hughan enjoyed every moment unwrapping, first shaking to see if he could hear something – looking sad with no sound, and happy with sound.
He couldn’t get the paper off quickly enough and enjoyed playing with their hidden things.
We all visited friends in the afternoon.
(Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience…we are following our profoundly deaf son’s diary, from 1990, so you can see what we did to help him with his speech and hearing. Hughan is 25 years old now and he can hold a conversation on a phone. It is the little thing we did every day, over a long period of time, that has helped him. Please visit our page…’like’ and follow us to help others…Thank you :) )