Ryan, hasn't had a change in his eyes but they say we should be patient and have them checked in three months. There is an 8 year old blind girl from Canada that started treatment last week that is seeing more light and now can see shadows. They put a Christmas tree up in the common room and she is fascinated with the Christmas lights. She can see them, which she couldn't do before. She is also holding her head up by herself, before she always had her chin to her chest because there was no reason to hold it up. Amazing!
I've met three families so far with children who have cerebral palsy. There is a 3 year old boy from Greece that started treatments two weeks ago. His mother says since the treatments he has said 3 new words in one day. He also can grasp a lollipop, put it in his mouth and take it out again. She said he had never done any of those things before. There is another mom from the UK that brought her 2 year old son, George, for the second time this year for treatment. She said that his physical therapists said there was definite improvement since they came last January, so they came again for more treatments. The third family was from South Africa. They brought their 17 year old daughter. They said they had tried everything, along with hyperbaric oxygen treatment.
Ry likes watching Youtube videos during his downtime
The doctor always puts heating lamps on Ryan. Ryan sometimes gets too hot and has me turn them off.
This is Tina from Greece. Her son, Panagiotis, is 3 years old and has cerebral palsy. He has learned three new words in one day and is able to grasp and hold a lollipop and put it in his mouth and take it out again. Both are things he couldn't do before he started his stem cell treatments two weeks ago.
We can go shopping at Carrefour every Tuesday and Thursday. There's an ATM in the ICBC Bank on the 2nd floor.
Every foreign patient has their name and the flag of their country on their door. Just yesterday they put up a Christmas decoration on all of our doors.
The hallway on our floor.
Looking at the hospital grounds from the indoor walkway that takes us from the In-patient rooms to the hospital. Everything is beautifully manicured/designed.
Ryan is so happy that tomorrow is his last day of acupuncture. He can't wait until he doesn't have to be poked with another needle. :)
Second to last eye therapy treatment. The fellow beside Ryan is Ahmed from Libya. He is 25 and just started treatments today for his blindness.
They had Christmas trees and Christmas decorations in Carrefour. I loved the little baby riding the red donkey.
Ahmed from Libya. Here for eye treatment.
Another view of the hospital grounds from our 10th floor. Patients can go out for a nice, peaceful walk and get some fresh air.
They have a Pizza Hut "extended menu" we can order from at lunch and dinner. Ryan ordered Cream of Mushroom Soup and a salad. I ordered the Potato Soup and a salad. They were good. We can also order takeout from McDonalds, KFC and some local Chinese restaurants.