May 29, 2010

Another day @ Wonderland. Adrian was lucky that he got a 40" bracelet this time which enabled him to get on a lot of the exciting rides!! Oh boy he just loves roller coasters!

Getting on "Thunder Run"

At the SpongeBob 3D show. Adrian looks like 側田 in this pic!!

"Blast Off"

Finally "Ghoster Coaster"!!!

May 27, 2010

Adrian has been complaining of back pain on a few occasions last week and this week. After a phone call to our contact nurse at Sick Kids yesterday, we decided to bring Adrian in to see his Oncology Specialist for a check up. This is also the FIRST time Papa took Adrian to the hospital meeting with the specialist to raise our concerns. Adrian was seen by Dr Baruchel shortly after arriving at Sick Kids at around 10am. He passed the first screening after being thoroughly examined by the doctor. Next in line are the emergency abdomen ultrasound, blood test, collecting urine sample, meeting with Dietician (as requested by us) etc. What a relief to hear that the ultrasound result was normal! Knowing that Adrian didn’t cry a bit during the blood test really amazed us – he’s such a brave little boy! Before call it a day at Sick Kids, Papa took Adrian to the nearby hearing aids centre to check his hearing aids as well. We will be back next Thurs & Friday for the rescheduled MIBG Scan/hearing test (originally booked in July) and will meet with Dr Baruchel again for the result on blood test & urine!! Keeping our fingers crossed!

May 22, 2010

We got complimentary tickets to watch the 3D movie - Shrek The Final Chapter! Adrian was so fascinated at the 3D effects of the movie and kept sitting still for an hour with his 3D glasses. It's only the last 30 mins of the movie that he started to get impatient. He enjoys the movie experience (with FM system compatible with his hearing aids) nonetheless and keeps talking about Shrek & Fiona after the movie! :)

May 20, 2010

Grandparents' Day at school - Grannies were invited to visit his class this morning and had picnic lunch afterwards at the gym.

Adrian & his class teacher.

May 15, 2010

We spent Sat afternoon @ Canada’s Wonderland – we all dressed warm as the weather was a bit chilly, but it’s a perfect time to hit the park with less waiting time for rides. It’s a pity Adrian is not tall enough to get on some of the exciting rides as the minimum height requirement is 40” (he’s only 38”5 )! One thing for sure is we’ll be back many more times this year as we bought the season pass!!! :D

Adrian @ Planet Snoopy entrance inside Wonderland.

May 12, 2010

We came across the news about two HKU Professors (who also happen to be Adrian’s doctors at QMH) shaved their heads yesterday to raise funds for Children Cancer Foundation in Hong Kong. The fund raising event is jointly organized by HKU LKS Faculty of Medicine & the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. We feel so blessed Adrian had 2 shavees honoring him in this event.

May 11, 2010

We all took the day off and headed to the public school for the “Transition to Kindergarten” meeting. It’s a good 1.5 hour meeting and we’ve managed to go through major items like Adrian’s background, strengths & weaknesses, our expectations and what kind of service/support are available for Adrian during the school year. The principal was kind enough to offer a tour with us to the gym, library and most importantly the JK classroom. So we have a better idea on what to expect should we decide to let Adrian join the public system.

May 8, 2010

With the theme “Mother’s Day” this week, Adrian learned a new song at school and came home singing bits and pieces of the song...

“I love you forever, I love you… always… you…. Mommy” :) 

Adrian loves school and he always talks about a few of his friends that he’s especially close with at school. As our family went out for Mother’s Day dinner at the restaurant tonight, Adrian began talking about that one friend and told us she sat at the table across the hallway from ours. We had no ideas how true it is but there’s indeed a girl sitting at that table but the girl had no reactions seeing us (& Adrian) whatsoever. Towards the end of the dinner, Papa took the initiative and brought Adrian there to meet with that girl (& her father) and say hello… Wow, what a coincidence that she really IS Adrian’s classmate – the girl whom Adrian talks about day and night! The father of that girl was also surprised that Adrian could recognize his friend (i.e. his daughter) at the restaurant. What sharp eyes Adrian has!!! We're really impressed!

May 4, 2010

Hearing aids can be a challenge but Adrian has been adjusting really well. He didn’t complain nor request to have them off his ears. The teachers at school as well as the SLP are very pleased and excited on how Adrian starts to pick up those high frequency sounds that he’s not used to hear before. The next step is to make him use/say it!

We’ve also received notification to attend the Transition to Kindergarten meeting at the elementary school that Adrian will potentially attend this Sept. The meeting will be held on May 11th with us & Adrian, the Early Interventionist, the Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT), school board OT, PT, SLP, the itinerant resource teacher for the hearing impaired as well as the SLP we are currently working with at Markham Stouffville Hospital. They will then decide what resources are available and how they can accomodate Adrian's needs during the school year.