Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Update on Amaey
Amaey started the 2007 year really well. However, towards the 2nd week of January the school started calling us to inform about a strep outbreak or potential infection lurking. There were weeks where I would drop him and bring him right back beacuse of some infection or the other. Amaey kept getting colds that he could not shake and would extend into a bad cough.
Around Febuary Amaey got really sick we had to take him to ER. Apurva stayed with him the entire night. The hospital was worried about Pneumonia so they did a lot of tests.
Finally they let him come home around 5am. It was a boderline Pneumonia infection. This is when we decided to take him out of school. We felt that the entire school going experience was being dilluted with all the illnesses and irregular dropoffs.
I signed him up for soccer, mad science, art and music. This helped him meet other children without being in a confined environment for too long. This was definitely the best thing we did for him. He flourished with all the social interaction and became independant as well and is now looking forward to Kindergarten. Yup... Amaey starts KG in September.
He has made some wonderful friends this year. He met Gabrielle at art class and they had an instant connection. They ended up in the same science and soccer class so that was really fun. He also took music with his friend Dylan and has had playdates with Peter. He sure is blessed with a big smile and a warm heart.
Amaey has also become really close to Arjun. They spend every waking hour together and it is really special to see their bond. When Amaey has his 5 day challenge Arjun gets worried and if Amaey cries alot Arjun will start crying because he feels bad.
Amaey has found a new passion for Lego thanks to his brother and he wants us to take him to LegoLand for his birthday instead of a birthday party.
He is becoming an avid listener. If you read books to him he will stay there snuggled up with you for hours. He loves ears... maybe I should say he has a fetish for ears. When he is sleepy he will start playing with his ears however he prefers Apurva's ears the best. But recently their friend Sid took a runners-up place next to Apurva and it is really cute to watch them.