Trajan finally got together with his dearest, oldest friend again on Monday. Nyana and him go way back, You can see her spot back in the days of the ‘Big Top’ at the NICU behind where Trajan’s IV used to hang here. They were roomies until Trajan moved back into the Favella and, then neighbours once again in the luxurious South Wing, with the private rooms and all where they had their first date on Christmas Day, 2010.
They’ve gotten together a few times since their days in the NICU but, nowhere near often enough.
Nyana’s had a harder road of it since their early days in the NICU. Pretty much just random chance, she’s gotten the bad card a couple times and got the infection that Trajan managed to avoid. So, she’s still got a machine to help her with her breathing while her lungs heal up. It certainly doesn’t slow her down much,she’s already walking like a trooper, while Trajan’s content to crawl still. In time, she’ll not need it anymore and nobody will be any the wiser.
Nyana’s a very particular gentle soul and, because she’s spent so much time in and out of hospital up until now, she hasn’t had a lot of exposure to the rough and tumble ways Trajan has picked up from the neighbourhood toddlers at the Gymboree. She enjoyed it to a point and, then it was time for us to move along and start planning for the next play date.
Fortunately, she’s doing very well these days so, the next Play Date should be pretty soon!