Sunday, May 29, 2016
Type, run, cry and create
A note on those: I have decided to rather delete the reports that I posted on the blog and e-mail them directly to the grandmothers in future.
Asher was totally played out when she got home. She immediately put one of her music dvds on and sat down to watch. It's not often that she will just sit. :-) So she had a little cuddle time with Little Miss.
She was very pleased when she was finally allowed into that room and had her best session of the day, playing with Mariana and Jackie together today. Group music also went well.
I didn't have much time after we got home before I headed out to the cross country. Thankfully Asher was in bed and Rachel was home to watch her. I was glad I could enjoy the afternoon with Hannah and Ruth.
She was a bit nervous before they started as she was worried about slipping on mud when they went up the hill. So I was pleased that she had the courage to do it. One of her friends kindly encouraged her and said she would run with her.
Thursday 26th: It was an emotional afternoon for me today as I dropped Shadow off with her previous owner. On Tuesday night she got out again and killed someone's chook. We can't afford to re-do our entire property fencing, so this was our only option. Although it was very emotional, it was also a great comfort knowing that Jess was thrilled to have Shadow back home.
For those wondering about the "epilepsy assist dog" side of things, it wasn't really working. Shadow would need intensive training which I don't have the time for, and she would also need to be around Asher all the time. With Champion Centre, Church and now preschool 2 mornings a week, Shadow was spending less and less time around Asher. So she couldn't really build up that relationship. Of the last 9 seizures, 4 of them have been while we are away from home. I am really glad we tried though. We have learnt a lot and we have all enjoyed having Shadow be a part of our family for the last 8 1/2 months.
Friday 27th: Some monster creations that the girls brought home today. :-)
And Asher enjoying some time upside down. she is getting really good at supported head stands. :-)
Saturday 28th: Ruth enjoying some creative packing after washing these.
As this would be the class that Asher would attend if she was able, it was nice that the teachers all knew her name and invited her to join in as soon as we entered.
Hannah didn't have a great morning either. During Sunday school she got a terribly sore ear. We phoned the health line for advice and they suggested we see a doc before heading home. So we had quite a delay before heading home and so didn't stop at any park this week. Thankfully the ear pain cleared up really quickly and I only ended up giving her one dose of the ear drops (and one dose of pain medication).