Sunday, May 4, 2008

Dress rehearsal today

Shivam got up at 10 AM as I reached back with Bapu, Mummy and Meera. Urmila also got a chance to sleep for a few hours in the morning. The morning started a little rough with a few vomits, but that’s ok. Around 10:30 I got a call from Ms. Leah, Shivam’s teacher at Bright Horizons. She wanted to come and meet Shivam, He was elated to hear the news. Around 11, he went out for a small walk with mama and Bapu. Ms. Leah came around 11:30 and we all met in the lobby of 3rd floor where Shivam was riding his bicycle. Vaishu was already in the room when we reached and she had brought some heavenly delicious cookies which I gobbled down. Thanks Vaishu.

We came back to the room and Shivam immediately forgot the entire world around him and immersed into the lovely world of paints and arts and crafts created by Ms. Leah. After playing in the room for some time, Ms. Leah suggested that we go down to the big playroom and spend time there. Shivam loved it and spent hours there doing crafts and paints and walking and strolling in the bright sunlit open play yard with her. Shivam even does not want us when he is around Ms. Leah. Such is her magic, her love, her affection. She is truly a wonderful person with goodness oozing out her heart. We are so fortunate to have her guide Shivam through his hard time.

Around 2:30 PM, she sang him soft songs and put him to sleep. Even I went to sleep along with Meera occupying half my bed. Girish and June came and Urmila and Bapu went with them to the family area while Mummy guarded all the sleeping folks in the room.

Now we come to the most interesting part of the day. The nurse told us that we can take Shivam out for a few hours outside. Out of the hospital. Wherever we want!!! We were so excited that we almost shook and woke Shivam up around 4:30 in the evening and bundled him in the car and went to home for a trial run. For a dress rehearsal of sorts. Shivam loved the drive home. He enjoyed the sun, the boats on the lake, the cars, the hustle bustle of life on the roads. We reached home and he wanted to go into each room and check them out. As if he was going down a memory lane and bringing back everything to life. Oh, it was so beautiful to see him get excited to see his room, his bed, his toys. Meera, as a faithful sister, was following him all over and wanted the exact same things he was touching. Life, for us, stood still to see our kids acting normally, to see our family together once again. These few moments are itched into our minds forever.

Rutwick, Shilpa and Saina came over around 6 PM and Shivam enjoyed a quality hour with them. Like Cinderella, Shivam had a 8 PM deadline to meet and left around 7:15 PM and barely made it in time. On the return trip, Shivam enjoyed the complete alphabet soup that Urmila played with him in the car.

He is getting his meds right now and watching Spiderman 3 which Anjan had brought over yesterday.

To sum up today, I remember a quote (which I googled to get the exact text): Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.


Anonymous said...

This is wonderful news. You will soon all be back home.


Anonymous said...

Good Job Shivam!
You are doing so great!!!
Keep up the good job!

Anonymous said...

Waiting to see you come home...

Deepak said...

Way to go Shivam. God bless you.

Anonymous said...

great going Shivam! God bless you dear

Anonymous said...

:):):):):).. sorry words defy me right now

Archana said...

Dear Shivam,

You are being healed by god's all protective light. You are ever perfect and your body will be made whole.


I relax and cast aside all mental burdens,allowing God to express through me His perfect love, peace, and wisdom.