Kai and I really packed in a lot this Friday.
Kai had his second acupuncture treatment. It was a pretty amazing appointment. Kai really lit up as soon as we got into the room. He was babbling and playing and very excited to see Jacqueline. His mood continued this way through most of the treatment, very vocal and moving all around, then a few minutes before she was done he seemed to suddenly get very tired and relaxed. I wasn’t paying close attention to what exactly she was doing at that time, but maybe it was when she removed the needles? I have never had acupuncture myself but people keep telling me that it is very relaxing and many people actually sleep through the treatment. Kai was defiantly in that zone! It was really amazing to see the transformation in a matter of minutes.
Since his treatment we have noticed him using his hand more. He is still not transferring objects from hand to hand like he used to but he is starting to reach with the right hand again. Not sure if it is just coincidence but right now I believe the acupuncture is having a good affect on him. He has also been all smiles this week, a big difference from last week!
After his appointment we went downstairs to Mothers & Company (where I was working before his diagnosis) and went to a play group. We went a few weeks ago and he loved it. It was nice for me being around other moms and cute little babies. It’s still hard for me seeing how far behind he is developmentally but it has gotten a little easier for me lately. It’s definitely good for Kai so I hope we can start going more regularly again.
Mark drove Ba noi to the airport very early Sunday morning. We had a great visit and miss her already, but I’m sure she’s happy to be moving on to warmer weather at Keith & Germaine’s house in AZ.
I finished Kai’s Halloween costume just in time for his first Halloween party! The party was put on by Why me? Sherry’s House, a non profit in Worcester for families with children fighting cancer. It was a great party, so many cute kids with great costumes. It was nice to meet some other families going through a similar situation. Thanks to Dora, Mark’s co-worker, for encouraging us to come and for hanging out with us at the party!