Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Do you know what that is? It's a cute (not acute chv"sh) form of bronchitis i guess. Well we got some medicine for Mendele and B"H he's doing ok.

Today a special education specialist stopped by to assess Mendele. Here is what he discovered:

1. Mendele is eligible for physical therapy because his head is a little wobbly.
2. Mendele needs more eye/ear or seeing/hearing stimulation.
3. Mendelel is eligible for speech/feeding therapy.
5. Although Mendele hardly ever cries the is nothing B"H wrong with his lungs. We know this because when he does cry... mamamilla!
6. Last but not least Mendele is an adorable child wit a huge smile!

Well there ya have it! Please keep up the nagging because I am at a place where crying babies get whatever they want!


Anonymous said...

I feel like a peeping tom reading your blog, however, I am compelled to give you a big yasher koach. Not only is it a good avenue to keep everyone apprised of Mendele's progress, but it also lets people know that he is a Jewish child with a Jewish neshoma, not to be hidden or explained away. To this I would like to share a poem (not sure of the author)that I found very comforting and one way of explaining to my children about special needs children.
Heaven's Very Special Child

A meeting was held quite far from earth!
It's time again for another birth,
Said the Angels to G-d above,
This Special Child will need much love.
His progress may be very slow,
Accomplishments he may not show.
And he'll require extra care
From the folks he meets down there,
He may not run or laugh or play,
His thoughts may seem quite far away,
In many ways he won't adapt,
And he'll be known as handicapped.
So let's be careful where he's sent,
We want his life to be content.
Please G-d, find the parents who
Will do a special job for you.
They will not realize right away
The leading role they're asked to play,
But with this child sent from above
Comes stronger faith and richer love.
And soon they'll know the privilige given
In caring for their gift from Heaven,
Their precious charge, so meek and mild,
Is heaven's very special child.

Rivky Friedman said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful poem.

chana'le said...

very similar to this poem, song made up for friendship circle. very moving! Keep the pictures coming, He is really cute ka"H

chana'le said...
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Anonymous said...

Yeah the song was made up by Chanale Fellig!

Its great to hear from you guys but I want to know what its like to be home on your own for once??

Hope Mendel feels better fast!

Anonymous said...

Refuah Sheleima, Mendele!
Keep posting pictures, they're my daily lift.

Chanel said...

Hi Rivky, I'm a regular checker of this blog now and I must tell you that Mendele is adorable and you guys are amazing! By the way, my Chaya Mushka had Brochiolitis too when she was a couple weeks old and B"H she was fine after about 2 weeks. Hope Mendele gets better fast and hope to see you soon! Moshiach now,

Anonymous said...

...Just a friendly nag!

Anonymous said...

Chanale copied the poem and made it into a song.

The Vogels said...

How is Mendele today??

Anonymous said...

Wishing Mendele and mishpacha a good Shabbos! ...and begging for an update, too ;-)

chana'le said...

how is mendele feeling? (I hope better) waiting for more pictures...

Rivky Friedman said...

Thanks Chanel and Chanale for checking up on us.
B"H Mendele is feeling much better now. He's getting cuter and cuter each day!