Only a few more sleeps

Nissim and I are a bit sick. We have colds. It is so annoying! 

My poor little boy is coughing the same way I used to when I was a child, that isn't good! It scares people. I have drugged him and put him to bed (drugged with herbal cough medicine that seems to be the only one that ever works - Brauer or something). 

We spent much of today doing pretty much nothing. 

Tova wasn't breathing too well in the morning, so she stayed home too. She did have other plans but it scares me when she doesn't breath properly. So I took them to the beach, Yuval came with us as he started work at mid day today. It was nice walking along the beach.

Tova improved over the day and Nissim and I continued to feel horrible. 

In a few days Tova and I are going on a massive road trip to Adelaide. I have given myself two days to get there and will decide how I feel while driving. We can stop and stay somewhere overnight if we feel like it, or drive it all in one day. We are in no rush.

The boys will come and visit somewhere in the middle (they will fly) and then Tova and I will road trip it back a week or so later. 

My gym membership is now on hold as there are no Fitness First in Adelaide, which is such a shame as I could have used the gym there for no extra charge. Somehow I have managed to get my hands on the most recent few Body Attack videos, so I will jump around to those while in South Aus. Or I can always join a gym while I am there.

The second bathroom in our house is being renovated and the house is constantly a big mess these days, I am looking forward to being away from the mess and noise. The noise of the builders radio gets me the most, we have different music tastes that is for sure. But I am happy for them to listen to anything they want as they are doing such a good job.

I am also looking forward to seeing my older sister and family whom we recently met after discovering she existed about 4 years ago. They live just outside of Adelaide and are super lovely!

Completing Prep

Congratulations to Tova for Completing her first year of school! 

She did very well, she loves it. 

School holidays are here. Today we went bowling and to the movies, both kids loved both activities. 

Tova and I are off to Adelaide in a week or so. Nissim is trying to decide if he wants to come with us or stay home with Aba and grandparents. He is welcome to do either or a combination. 

We have booked in to do stem cell treatment in Feb/March too! So, the start of this year is going to be a busy one. 


Tova is booked in and confirmed for the intensive conductive ed program in Adelaide. This is a very similar program to the one we visited in Canada.

We will leave the boys at home for the 3ish weeks we are away and I will drive there! It will be wonderful to have my car with me, my car FULL of our stuff! I plan on taking things I don't even need, just because I can!

If we need the boys or grandparents, they are a $40 - $60 plane ride away. I'm not sure how long the flight is but not long!

Anyone else wanting to do such an incredible therapy program you can find it here:

This program doesn't offer the Hyperbaric Therapy. But that is ok. It does offer loads more hours of therapy a day and if we want we can do the hbot here in Melbourne another time.

Now.. I have started buying tickets in the lottery. Everyone wish me to win! Wouldn't it make life easier to have money for all the therapies we want to do.. I can only imagine life like that.


Breathing Funny

Tova woke with labored breathing yesterday morning. She slept through it from about 4am (after climbing into our bed) until about 7am. I gave her pred and panadol once she woke up. After a few hours things had settled down. So, I kept her home from school to watch her for the day. 
She went white as a ghost from the pred, but other than that she recovered quite well. I am so glad we didn't rush to hospital. 

I'm at the point where I do what they would do at the hospital, but at home. If she didn't recover at all or got worse in the first 2 hours I would have taken her for sure. It feels absolutely brilliant to have stayed home.

This morning she woke again with the stupid breathing, but it went away by early morning by itself.. no pred. 

She went to horse riding, which is spectacular. It is such a nice drive and lovely location. It reminds me a little of Tasmania, which is one of the most beautiful places on earth (just a little cold). 

We got her report card from school today.. They don't have the A B C D E F scale so I'm not sure how to comment on it.. Lots of excellent feedback and high achievements. I am proud of her. School has been great for her. It has helped her learn so much. I love her school. She loves her school.

Nissim starts school next year. Two school aged kids. 


Tova has been breathing funny for the past few days.
I think she has a scratchy throat. Mine has been a little scratchy, not hurting but not normal and not getting worse and no other symptoms.

The flight home from Canberra was a quick 40mins.. so crazy close yet such another world.

My brother has a big amazing and fun house.

Nissim is still there with my mum and grandpa Russel. They drove up. They will drive back tomorrow.

Nissim is having an amazing time with his cousins. He didn't pay any attention to Yuval and I when we were there.

Tova fell in Love with Aunty Veronica and even gave her a sign name (Auslan V). This is because Aunty Veronica is a musician and can play the piano and sing at a very high standard. Tova and Veronica have the same taste in music. They had a great time. Until Tova had a tantrum because Veronica had to go to work. I have almost never seen Tova so upset before.

Last night she was very teary in her sleep and refused to sleep in her own bed so she slept with me and Yuval in her bed.

This morning Tova started Horse Riding Therapy. She does have to miss some school on a Tuesday morning now, but apparently this will be worth it.

I was expecting Tova to not give it a go what so ever. How wrong was I!!!

Tova: "Um, I don't want to wait, can I go first? Perhasp that horse can come over here NOW! Here horsey, here boy, come here, come, come, come.. horsey"..

Me:" Straaange".

She was only supposed to have a little touch and couple of steps on the horse (his name is Tod, Tod the horse, hehe). But 30 mins later she was still on.. AMAZING.

So.. we will keep doing that.


 Tova at Horse Riding Therapy

Aunty Vironica and Tova on piano