Thursday, September 24, 2009

Karamustafa Ailesi/ The Karamustafa Family



Gectigimiz carsamba gunu aksamustu sadik dostlar Sadik, Gulsun ve Ayse Karamustafa Halis'i ziyarete geldi. Guzel oldu dogrusu.Her zaman canli, neseli gormege aliskin olduklari Halis'i boyle gormek sevenleri icin zor oluyor. Yine de herkes daha neseli bir ortam saglamak icin elinden geleni yapiyor. Bir sure gectikten sonra anilar, sakalar ve konusmalarla Halisle bir iliski kurmaya gayret ediyorlar. Bence bu defa da Karamustafa ailesinin fertleri iletisim kurmayi basardi. Halis de dogrulup bakmaya calisarak elden gelen gayreti gosterdi.Bir dahaki gorusmede daha etkin bir iletisim kurulabilmesi umuduyla ayrildik.
Son haftalarda diger bir gelisme gunasiri yapilan banyo oluyor.Dusun altinda suyun temasi ile bir rahatlama ve normallesme yolunda bir adim oluyor.Herkese selam. (FIGEN)

Last Wednesday we had Sadik, Gulsun and Ayse Karamustafa visiting Halis. It was nice. For people who are used to seeing Halis in his typically good mood, hospital visits are very tough. Still people do their best to have a positive atmosphere. Memories, jokes, speeches -- all help establish a connection. I think Karamustafa family could really connect to Halis. He tried to rise up at some point, as if he was trying to get up. They left hoping to once again bond with him on his next visit. He gets a bath every other day. Being under the shower makes him feel relaxed. Hi to everyone. FIGEN

Monday, September 21, 2009

Aspirasyon/ Throat Cleaning

Son haftalarda kayda deger bir iyilesme olarak aspirasyona daha seyrek gerek duyuldugunu, cunku Halis'in kendi kendine bunu sagladigini sayabilirim.

One improvement in the last few weeks has been that Halis has needed less nurse help for throat cleaning, because he has been doing it mostly himself.

Iyi Bayramlar/ Happy Ramadan


Buraya birkac gun gelip babami gorme firsatim oldu. Tam da bayrama denk geldi! Mutlu bir tesaduf...

Babam bu gunler yorgun, bayram gunlerinde hastane durgun ama bizim umidimiz yerinde. Yeni bir enerji ile babamla iletisim kurmaya karar aldik annemle.

Hepinizim bayrami kutlu olsun. Onumuzdeki yil umarim babam da bayram sekerlerini hic degilse tadabilecek.


I had a chance to come over for a few days to see dad. It coincided with the Ramadan holiday...

Dad has been somewhat tired the last few days and the hospital quiet due to the holiday. But our hope is intact. We decided, with mom, to communicate with dad, with a new level of energy.

Happy Ramadan all! I hope that next year Halis is going to be able to at least taste the Ramadan candies.