Saturday, May 30, 2009

Jimmy Hatırlattı /Jimmy's Reminder...

Figen Aydıntaşbaş'dan: Halis in durumuyla ilgili biz yakin çevresindekiler, onun durumundan bağımsız olarak zaman zaman iniş çıkış yaşamaktayız. Acaba bizler o anki ruh halimize göre halini, duruşunu, mimiklerini farklı şekillerde mi yorumluyoruz? Bu soruyu cevaplamak mümkün değil...

Her neyse.. Doktor Müjdat Bey'in taşlarla yaptığı terapi seansları devam ediyor. (İlerde taş terapisini ayrıca daha uzun anlatıcam)

Cuma günü, Nur Deriş'in arkadaşı Bayan Mercedes geldi ve Halis'e bir müddet İspanyolca konustu. Halis fizik tedavisi sonrasında yorgundu ve Franco'yu dinledigi kadar canla başla dinlemedi. Fakat 40 yildir Türkiye'de yaşayan ve bir Türk'le evli olan Bayan Mercedes'i tanımaktan mutluyuz.

Son iki haftanın en dikkate değer gelişmesi evdeyken sürekli ipod'unda dinlediği müziği kulaklıkla dinlemesi ve bunun yarattığı etki/uyanıklık oldu. Bunu İngiltere'de yaşayan ve erkek kardeşinin komadan uyanması için büyük mücadele veren Jimmy Moore hatırlattı. (Rory komadan uyandı) Teşekkürler Jimmy bu hatırlatma için. Çünkü odadaki diğer seslerden dolayı cd player ya da radyodan gelen müzik sesi zaman zaman dağılıyor. Kulaklıkla aynı değil...

FROM FIGEN AYDINTASBAS-- Those of us who are close to Halis and see him all the time can have different perceptions of his mood and progress. We have ups and downs, hopeful days and more pessimistic times. Is he really trying to say something or is it us thinking that he is? Is he looking like he likes that song or does he like that song? We think we can feel what he likes, what he doesn't like at this point. But who knows-- there is not scientific measurement to it...

In any case, we are continuing with all we can to stimulate him, Dr. Müjdat is continuing with his stone therapy (more on that later) and he is being taken care of in all other medical ways.

On Friday, we had a friend of Nur Deris, Ms. Mercedes, come by to speak to Halis in Spanish. He was a little tired after his physical therapy session and wasn't as alert as he was when he heard Franco. Still it was very nice to get to know Ms. Mercedes, who has been living in Turkey for 40 years and is married to a Turk, and no doubt Halis also appreciates that.

The most important development of the last two weeks was him listening to his favorites tunes on his ipod with a headset and really visibly liking it. This idea was suggested by our friend Jimmy Moore, who lives in England and has a brother who got out of a coma. Jimmy suggested that the cd player or radio sound in the room was difficult to hear and that it might be better to have him have headphones with songs that he liked. That really worked! Thanks Jimmy for that brilliant tip!

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