Monday, May 30, 2011

All I need is a friend

Amaey has been really down. His mood swings from getting comfortable to not trying to get too comfortable to just get me out of here. Especially when the weekend is around and if it is long weekend then it is even harder.

Apurva thought that it might be ok for Amaey to see his buddies for a short visit. Lots of doctors and nurses keep coming in the room, the food people, the cleaning crew, playroom staff, library volunteer... all these people come in and out so since he is not in isolation maybe he can see his friends.
Christopher stopped by on Saturday. They were so cute together. Amaey showed him the bed, the fancy bed that can go quite high up, the headrest and legs can change to different angles too. Amaey bought a new game on his iTouch so they played with that. It was beautiful outside so Apurva took the boys by the fountain and that was really the icing on the cake.

On Sunday Gabriel stopped by, Amaey had just woken up from his nap and he was a bit slow but seeing his friend brought a big smile on his face. The two of them played with different things, tried to build an erector set, kaboodle puzzles, iTouch, and chatted the whole time. It was really cute to hear them talk. At home when they have a playdate these kids talk like old men... yaketying away non-stop and it is really cute to just listen to that chatter.

Last night before he went to sleep, Amaey told me what he planned to do the next morning after he woke up. Wow, that has not happened in a while. I was so happy to see that he was looking forward to the next day. We think these little moments of friendship are really important for Amaey. That is his connection to his real world. These little faces and voices are his world, he belongs there and if he his not in isolation and his friends are not sick I'm sure we will arrange some playtime for him whenever possible.

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