Sunday, September 30, 2012

A very busy month

We have been enjoying a very busy month. I apologies for the lack of updates, since Harri's birthday we have been trailing new wheelchairs and head rests, taking delivery of the all terrain wheelchair preparing for "Camp Have a Chat" and preparing for the ABR clinic in Sydney. I did not get time to update between the end of school and leaving for the ABR clinic. So this update covers the results of the recent ABR clinic in Sydney.

The reports we received were encouraging, although we know there is a lot of work still ahead of us, we are seeing some of the results we expected from persistent work. Our therapy hours are down due to the fact that Harri is now spending most of Monday - Friday at school. The result of the clinic is that i need to be more efficient with my time and planning to fit in more of the vital exercises at this crutial stage of Harri's recovery and still keep up with his school commitments.

On a different note, the road trip went well in the new vehicle. Harri and I were joined by Kim and little brother Bailey on the road trip. This provided the opportunity for some sightseeing around greater Sydney. Taking in Bondi beach, South Head at Watsons Bay, the Power House Museum and Sydney Centrepoint Tower (by night). WE travelled down by the Pacific Highway and back by the New England Highway.

Regards Matt

Monday, September 10, 2012

Harri celebrates

Harri has enjoyed celebrating his birthday at school with friends for the first time. He was so excited that he woke up at 4.15am giggling and could not get back to sleep. He enjoyed a family outing to the movies with the family after school. Harri will celebrate his birthday on Saturday with friends at a 10 pin bowling party.

On the subject of bowling, Harri competed in the state disability inter club challenge, at our local bowling centre. Harri's average and scores meant he was competing in the A grade division. He bowled in a teams, a pairs and singles event. Due to other commitments we needed to leave the award presentation early, but not before Harri received a bronze medal for his singles event. The A grade comprised approximately 18-20 participants. We will have to wait until next Saturday to find out how he went in his other events.

Regards Matt