Saturday, November 25, 2006

Hearts & Flowers..


Hannah & Zayd infront of the flower bed last Nov'05. This year I am a wee bit late in planting the flowers. Only the green plants are there which survive the harsh summer of 2006. This is Zayd & Hannah just before going to school. See the forced smile on their faces??
Hannah is the one with flying colors in whatever she do.... she is into soccer at the moment and trying to be the highest achiever in the tests and quizzes in school. Just yesterday..we found out that one of her upper molar is out of line probably because it grows a little late when the other two has been in place..so the squeeze for space is pushing that one molar out...
Zayd is the baby who has to endure many things till this day...he has to be on pace-maker since 1 year old after being diagnosed with complete heart-block after birth. He is on his 2nd pacer at the moment till maybe 4 years more before the next change. Due to the emergency operation to put in a new pacer in 2002 as his old pacer seems to lost it powers..the first pacer is still in his body. This Mar or April..the surgeon has suggested to take out the old one since it has been in him for close to 12 years now...
Otherwise he is a cool boy although his tempers or tantrums is like the waves of a tsunami once it comes... sometimes because of certain limitations comprehension in reading is not one of his strong points.. he has to do many repetitions to then come to some sort of an understanding... but nowdays he is trying more as he sees his grades will depend on how much effort and time he is putting in. Allthough studying comes easy for Hannah for Zayd most times will be a struggling..allthough attitude comes in a lot of the time due to his hormones probbaly..lately..he is coming up with fantastic questions with no one right answer in supply....
Anyway....looking back..the experience with him on how he learns to be as he is today and what more we need to do for him and he for himself was the one thing that I would like to put in writing...thats why blogging seems like a good options...I have read many books on LD, ADD, ADHD, Autism and Hyperactivity to get some pointers on how to get the best method to teach him and so that he will survive his school academic requirements.
There is nothing more excruciating to watch for somebody who reads and spells beautifully but did not comprehend most of it...There was this one time..when we were reading and we keep repeating the story... but he still could not figure it out...So I tried to tell him to picture it in his mind...he said he sees nothing there..So I told him..why not switch on the light in your head and probably you can see something like on the TV set when we watch it. Innocently enough he replied saying ok....and as we read..he says..yea..I can see the boy climbing the tree !!! I just keep on reading..although there's already a catch in my voice..We still have so many more hurdles to go over but it is a start...

1 comment:

gee said...

anak2 ni kak...tak kisah lah macamana pun...kita tetap syg kan...hanna tu...that's good that she's that type...zayd plak...he sure has his own kelebihan...