Monday, April 30, 2012

New medicine trial to continue

Since November 2011, Harrison has been on a trial of a medicine to assist brain injury recovery. The drug is normally used for assisting patients with sleep. But discovery by accident in South Africa 11 years ago, that it has a different affect for patients with brain injury. Harrison has been having slow increases of the drug, to reach a therapeutic level. Currently Harri has 3 doses a day, is not falling asleep, but is engaging more with his teachers and teacher aids at school. It is very encouraging. We may need to continue the trial for at least a 12 month period to see more significant results. We have spoken to Harri's specialist and he is happy for Harri to continue the trial and review in 3 to 4 months.
Regards Matt

Monday, April 23, 2012

Easter adventure part 2

With our Holiday half over, it was time to get dressed up and go to the Rodeo. Harri likes it when they play the exciting music while the ride the bulls. It was cute to see the little children have a turn on sheep.

Easter Bunny arrived and Harri scored with white chocolate, his favorite. Then on Monday time to get really dressed up and go to the only big function for an outback town, "the races". Followed by an amazing outback sunset.

With the festivities out of the way, it is back to the properties for a look around and some more work. Harri had never been to the more northern property "Mona". This is what is left of the old slab hut they lived in. It is a beautiful property with the Warrego river running through the middle.

Then back to the bigger property "Sunrise" for some sorting of cattle. You can see the new house behind the ute. I remember staying at the old house as a child.

All to soon the holiday is over and it is time to head back to the city. As we go we drive past the property "Bowan" where I lived with my family, as an infant.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Little Champion

Our little champion bowler, bowled a score of 200 yesterday, in his 10 pin bowling league. Helped his team to a big win. People around him realised what he was about to achieve, and everyone made a big deal about it. That made Harri very proud and excited.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Easter adventure part 1

The family had so much fun last easter, that we thought we would do it all again this year. With the added benefit of 2 weeks school holidays, we were able to stay for longer and help out on the cattle property. We took with us a camper trailer. This made it easier to take lots of different equipment for Harri.
Harri traveled well, as did the rest of us, and we covered the 950km trip in 1 day, although we got away a little later than expected. The 1st day, and Harri and me are off to work. We are taking the truck out to the farm to help load 20 cattle for sale in Roma.
While we are off at work, bailey is playing in the Warrego River, still flowing after recent floods in the area.

Some more work to do on the farm with the branding and ear tagging, then some time off to go fishing at the 27 mile.
Stay tuned for part 2. regards Matt