Saturday 13/07/91 – Returning to Cape Town For More Lessons

Diary Notes – 23 years ago today I wrote in my hearing impaired son’s diary. I was writing up Hughan’s ‘Diary’ so Vanessa, at The Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town (South Africa), knew what we were doing at home, in Gaborone in Botswana, so she could track Hughan’s progress.

We were returning to the Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town for more lessons with Vanessa. 

Hughan is not well. We had a visit to the doctor and more antibiotics.

We had lunch in Gaborone’s new lion park. Hughan was amazed with the Lions and stood with his mouth open when he saw them all.

He said ‘Lion’ quite clearly.

It’s our last day with Willem and we all enjoyed ourselves. We took a picnic lunch.

Returning to Cape Town…

We had a very good flight down. We left Gaborone at 3:30 in the afternoon and we got to Cape Town from Johannesburg at 815 in the evening.

The boys were very tired when we arrived at the residence. It is so nice to be back and Hughan said, as we approach the centre, ‘home!’.

We look forward to seeing you. Hope you have had a super holiday.

Hughan has been on antibiotics and not so well last week. Willem and I commented on how well he was responding to us, and how clear his words were.

Since Saturday his speech has not been as clear and he is very chesty.



(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 :) )

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