Dani has now finished his course and is ready to receive the yearly certificate of completion. This is rewarding for him, as well as for all of us.
Please see Tesfaye´s last news on his progress:
“… though this time is rainy in Addis, Dani is practicing his exercises regularly and his epilepsy is stable and controlled. The school is closed now and Dani will spend all the day in the orphanage for the next three months. He might need something to stimulate him
during these days so I will try my best to make him active.”
“Dani is doing fine and there are no withdrawal symptoms that challenge him. He is doing his best to achieve his functional activities, and participation as always.
This time the school year is going end and Dani will spend the next three months in the orphanage with the children. It might be longer for him since he has adapted to go to school.”
“On Tuesday I have spent with Dani in the christmas hospital for his medical appointment. Dr Zenebe has asked and assessed how Dani was doing in the past four months, then I have explained him that he was showing withdrwal symptoms for short durations, for two minutes in the begginning of January, after the reduction of the morning carbamazepine. Otherwise he is stable and active. Then, he has decided to continue with the same dose of carbamazepine (100 mg carbamazepine night and 100 mg phenytoin morning and night) for the next six months, and to see him again in September.”
While most of us enjoy warm and sunny days, Dani keeps exercising in rainy season. You may think that he looks serious because of the chilly days in Addis, but I agree with your mom. He does not smile so often because his physiotherapy is becoming more demanding.
Now I will let you appreciate Dani’s efforts. Tesfaye has kindly emailed us these motivating pictures.
Happy saint day, Kristiina.