When we were at Esplanade Library, he was looking out the window and listening to his wheel of fortune
Sunday, November 18, 2007
He said his neck was hurting. After massaging, he told me he was alright. But told me he wouldn't want to slide down the hill again.
Thanks to my sister-in-law's winter clothes for Ruel, Jonathan didn't have to wear too much t-shirts. Just put on the jacket and mittens provided by the snow city. Good time for Jonathan to experience winter coldness.Will upload the video clip later.
We still had to borrow Snow City's winter jacket cos too cold!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
It's been Jonathan's "trend" lately. Before he sleeps, he wants me to hold him and he will put his left hand over my mouth.
Why? I don't know.
Maybe cos I chat with his daddy and he wants me to keep quiet. Maybe he's telling me, "Mummy, you don't need to say anything...I know you are still here"...or maybe...silence speaks volume.
But it's a nice feeling, whether he wants me to keep quiet or weather he just wants to touch my face (or mouth to be exact..haha). I love the feel of his soft and tender hand.
Monday, November 05, 2007
The 10-year-old was born with cerebral palsy, a condition in which the brain has little control over the body's movements. His hands and legs move involuntarily. He can't hold on to things long enough to play with them.
This group makes up about 40 per cent of the children in the school. The others need only minimal or no supervision, she added.
Once, while playing with a toy computer, he knocked against it and bruised his head.
'Jonathan likes cause-and-effect toys,' Mrs Ho said, 'the kind where you press a button and the toy blinks and makes some sound. When he can't press the buttons, he bangs on them instead. This breaks the toy and he gets irritated.'
Mrs Tan said: 'Even if we surround her with many toys, she will sit there not knowing what to do. We always need to guide her.
Mrs Ho said she had gone online to search for suitable toys, such as bicycles, tricycles, therapy rolls and exercise balls.
However, she said: 'The price is in US dollars and with the shipping cost, it's too costly for us to even think about them. Just the insert for Jonathan's push-chair costs $700.'
For now, Mrs Ho simply 'customises' toys for Jonathan.
Megha Gupta, newsroom intern