Monday 05/03/90

Today I wrote a letter to Vanessa, at the Catel du Toit Centre in Cape Town, as we had returned home to Gaborone, in Botswana.

Dear Vanessa

Thanks for all your help and inspiration.

We had a pleasant trip home to Gaborone with the boys who are always very good in the car.

Hughan was very pleased to be home.

After having his morning tea he disappeared into the toy room, having lots of fun.

I called him from the door three times and he looked around and came to me.

After breakfast he found a boat and I put “the boat”(not it) in some water in the bath. We had great fun, after a while he wasn’t happy just watching the boat from the side of the bath, so I empty the water out and we watched the water going down the plughole. All very interesting.

Willem also called to him in the lounge. He stopped playing to listen. Willem called 4 times to him before he turned around.

We both feel he is responding to us quite well.

(I started this website to help other patents with deaf children through our experience. Our son Hughan was born in 1988 and was diagnosed profoundly deaf at 14 months old. We kept a Diary, so his progress could be tracked between our lessons, as we were living in Gaborone in Botswana and traveled every 3 months to the Carel du Toit Centre in Cape Town.)