program with great motivation and interest as usual and he has been showing
improvement in his gross and functional skills.
He will follow up program with doctor Tim in Cure Hospital for the second
time after six months in December 21st to recheck his level of improvement after
he had had minor surgery one year ago.
Illona invited, Timo (physiotherapist), Sari(physiotherapist), and Tomi.
I just read an e-mail coming from Tesfaye. As usual, he tells me realistic Dani´s progress. But in his realism, he conveys a special optimism. You cannot imagine, Kristiina, how well this optimism feels, and believe it, it is not me the luckiest person to profit from his optimism, but Dani.
Please, find a few excerpts from his latest messages about Dani:
after my last email, he didn’t show any withdrawal symptoms since
If I were to express in written how much I appreciate the work Tesfaye is doing, I would need several blogs. He is consistent and caring. He gives away smiles and shares comfort. In exchange, he receives trust and so much love.
Tesfaye has the utmost level of dedication I have encountered. Therefore, I am humbly paying him a little homage in this post.
Thank you, Tesfaye, for taking so much care about Dani and the other children at the Special Needs Ward.
We are enjoying Spring, as well as Dani, as it is changing weather, here and there. It seems we aren´t that far from each other in this time of the year. Spring time comes with hopes.
Please find some excerpts from Tesfaye´s great job with Dani:
to Dani and he is responding with great smile. Dani’s appointment in April eleven, in prosthetics orthopaedic center went very well. They have taken his precast and they will let me know by the time they make ready the KAFO cast and i am waiting for their call.
Dani is doing good with all his health conditions and he
has continued to go to school and physiotherapy schedules
as well, although he is not practicing walking as expected because of his KAFO is not yet ready until the prosthetic orthosists has taken his measurement.
Tesfaye has regularly updated on Dani´s progress throughout the pre-surgery, surgery and recovery process. Please see daily excerpts:
“Today November six is his admission to the cure hospital. Now he is in the hospital with Alem (the Nani) and the Nurses informed me; the operation will take place by tomorrow. I will late you know everything by tomorrow. I believe every good things will happen for Dani.”
concision ,alert and oriented. Know he is stable and doing very well.”
I would like to thank on behalf of you for those who have been giving great support and care for Dani.”
Here you´ve got the latest news about terrific Dani:
October 19, 2015
we have taken Dani for his appointment on October 16 to Dr. Zenebe
since there is no any epileptic attack or any other syptoms, he has just
decided to continue with Dan’s current epileptic medications.
And he has appointed us after three months on January 14, 2016, to see if there
is any change after exposure to the external enviroment, class and temperature change
while he spent outside the compound.
I have attached Dani picture with the Zelalem in Chrismass hospital.
October 15, 2015
“Dear Roberto, how are you?
I have passed your big hug and warm greetings to Dani.
He is happy.
Tomorrow October 16, Dani has appointment for his follow up
with Dr.Zenebe. We will take him in the morning.
I have attached Dani’s pic while he was giving precast for KAFO.
Thank you for everything you are doing.
Kristiina, Tesfaye is our real angel.
One year went by since the beginning of our project, and two years are soon to come since we first met Dani. Both events are glorious in my life, and nothing but delight and encouragement came along.
Dani is living a comfortable existence, in his mind. Probably because he did not have the chance to live any other. I keep motivating people around him to try to reach a sustainable progress. At times, it is unknown to me what the extend of my efforts is, and I strategize new ventures.
The result of the last one is following:
As I have mentioned for you,today march 4,2015 we have taken Dani for his appointment to Dr.Zenebe,after he has seen Dani he has asked about anti epileptic drug the he has ordered and how Dani is doing with it?we have explained for him that after the combination carbamine and phenition as he is not show any symptom and his general appearance looks good and the Doctor suggest that,as it is good to keep follow him with appointment and he has given a three month appointment for may,2015 since he is doing fine but he has also recommended to bring him in case of something happened.and he has ordered his anti epileptic drugs for three month and to continue with it.I will let you know about his special need class as soon as he has made his psychological assessment.”
So, yes Kristiina, Dani will likely attend special needs school. While we keep waiting for a decission on a possible surgery, Dani will try to use his time more effectively.