‘Round Here

Learning braille

For the first couple of days after Ryan has chemo, he is wiped out.  Nauseous, sleepy, etc.  But then as the days go by, he gets back to himself and has way more energy than any kid who has to stay home every day should have!  We have teachers coming daily- two a day every day except Friday, where we only have one.  They work on braille, and all the other subjects he’s missing and we hope he’ll stay caught up with his classmates.

It amazes me to see him read braille- to be able to feel and differentiate those little dots.  He’s totally learning another language on top of everything else, and he just blows my mind.  He’s works so hard and is always trying to please his teachers.  I am glad he’s such an enthusiastic learner, it makes his lessons go so much easier.

We’re lucky that Bacon is home all day to play with Ryan, or I think he’d get really bored some days.  They can entertain each other and play together.  When the teachers are here though I have my hands full trying to keep Bacon away so Ryan can learn.  He counts down the hours until Dylan gets home each day as well.  I know it is weird for the twins to have such separate lives right now.

Currently, Ryan is using a huge machine from 1972 for his homebound studies until we can get him a portable (and technologically current) VisioBook. It takes up half of our kitchen table and it’s super heavy to move. You can only see a fraction of it in this picture!

Friday, Ryan went back to the doctor to check his counts following his chemo earlier in the week. They were a little bit low, so we’ve been continuing his shots and he’ll go back on Tuesday for another check.  Hopefully they will be back to normal and he can continue on with his treatments.   As for me, I actually had to move into a bigger planner to accommodate all the appointments and lessons!


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    Love your planner!
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