We are heading into Christmas vacation at school, and Nigel is in the swing of things. He is maintaining an excellent grade average and truly enjoys being in the classroom. He is in the fourth grade. Gaby Garcia, his aid, is with Nigel all day and everyday at school. He needs some assistance getting around school and within the learning agenda. Nigel is in Mr.Rowan's classroom at Baldwin Lane Elementary.
Mr. Rowan runs a tight ship. His ability to expand the interests of all those minds at once is amazing. He is extremely organized.
Between Nigel's teacher, aid, and 30 something very helpful classmates, school is a positive experience. At home Nigel has shown more independence and responsibility toward his homework.
Nigel's quarterly MRI of October came back with stable results. No change is a good thing. His scans are over two hours long and require sedation. Our January scan will be done under new technology. Instead of sedation, children are given a pair of "movie goggles". They can watch a film of their choice while undergoing the scan. Medically, Nigel does not have any procedures coming up besides MRI's at this point. What a blessing! We are currently researching various avenues of Nigel's physical therapy. His ability to walk without assistance is improbable at this time.There is nothing medically out there to repair the trauma caused to his brain. All though he has adapted a new center of balance, we are seeking all possibilities to improve his physical abilities.
Nigel is looking forward to getting some runs in on the slopes this year. He has actually been skiing again for the last two years. His initial reunion on the snow came with many helping hands and equipment from our awsome Adaptive Recreation Program at Bear Mountain. He is now skiing with minimal assistance. Thank you all for your love, care and support, Nigel's success is shared by all.