This report just in from Mamma mia!! Me a Mamma?:
Just spoke to Purnima.
Her Bombay nurse has left. She is on the lookout for a replacement. She had spoken to my contact who had promised to send her someone. Unfortunately, that person said she would not be able to look afterAahana as she has no experience with special needs. So right now the search is still on...
Ahana has been very ill for the last two days. She was screaming in pain due to stomach cramps. She seems to have calmed down now and was sleeping peacefully when I called.
The wheel chair has been put to use. The people from OttoBock have not sent the hood. They said it they will send it in ten days time.
I received the cheque for Purnima yesterday (Thank you Panchtatva!). Shall visit her next week to drop it off.
I also managed to speak to Mrs. Ranu Banerjee (who used to head the Indian Institute for Cerebral Palsy in Kolkata). She has asked us to take an appointment on a Thursday and inform her in advance so that she could contact the concerned personnel there. When I informed Purnima about this, she said that she was planning on taking Aahana there next Thursday itself. Keeping my fingers crossed about this...
Sonu and Madhurima Niigam have sent in contributions and have asked Purnima to check. They said that they would be depositing the money on the 6th or 7th of every month. (God bless them both!)
Edited to add: If any reader can help Purnima with a nurse who is experienced in handling a child with special needs, please do write in to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.