The people who diagnose your child with autism have all these tests and forms and things to fill out. They ask you a million question and somehow your answer becomes and number. Then they have a chart to see where your child lands developmentally. Typical, delayed and “retarded”….that’s what the doctor called it. There was… Continue reading The “Non Verbal” Speech Contest Finalist
Wow. I had to pull out all my super mommy stops today to get Silas to school. He’s been saying he doesn’t want to go and now it’s getting into melt down mode. I don’t blame him. He’s with a new teacher and some new kids. Now he has to sit at a desk and… Continue reading Getting to School in One Piece
Where the heck have you people been?? Good grief, it’s been ages since we’ve spoken. I’m blaming this all on you. My mind has been kind of busy with things. I’m part of a big project right now. By “big” I mean enormous. By “project” I mean a total take-over-your-life-in-a-big-time-sort-of-group-effort-holy-crap-I’m-really-a-part-of -this-dealy-yo-yo. But I’m not going… Continue reading Where the heck have you been???
Ahhh…school is out for summer. My schedule just got WIDE open. The children were sent home with all their school stuff that’s awkwardly placed here and there….what are you supposed to DO with it all anyway? Goodness gracious. So now we’re here. Summer vacation. It’s raining out and I’m semi dreading it. At the end… Continue reading Hello Summer Vacation!
I was so proud of my boys today. It sure seems like I am saying that a lot lately. They did such a good job getting their teeth cleaned at the dentist! Rewind two years ago. I was taking Silas and Isaac to the dentist for the second time. Really, all the dentist did was… Continue reading Progressing Through Autism: The Dentist
You know. America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent…..they’re kinda cheesy shows. I don’t know what exactly it is but I think Hasslhoff has something to do with it. I’ll never ever forget seeing him in the lobby of the Best Western in his wifebeater and droopy-drawer sweat pants. Yikes. Anyway. You must now watch this… Continue reading Ugly Cry
So off to the DAN dr we went today. Middle of Vancouver…that place stresses me out. But the doctor was super nice and thorough and we have a plan! First we need to do two tests on him. An organic acids test where they test their urine for a crapload of different things including nutrients,… Continue reading Hyperbaric and Autism
Part one is here Silas took to solids just fine. He’d eat a variety of foods. They always had to be pureed though, always. When other kids his age were eating more solid things Silas was still eating very simple baby foods. Of course he knew his way around a cheerio and mushy things. He… Continue reading Our Autism Story Part II
When it comes to the despair surrounding the news of Silas’ autism, I pretty much can say I’m doing WAY better. I’ve embraced the autism, I think it’s fun and exciting and interesting, I don’t cry at the thought of it anymore….well…not often. I feel pretty good about it in a lot of ways especially… Continue reading The Pain
Okay so we were just approved by the CRA for tax credits retroactive to 2005 :). When you have a special needs child here you get a $1500 tax credit each year plus your child tax benefits that you recieve every month go up a bit as well. Because that’s retroactive, we’re about to get… Continue reading We’re in the Money!!
One thing about this autism thing that truly breaks my heart is Ikey. I can’t help but wonder if he’ll live his life thinking he’s getting the short end of the stick. I mean, Silas gets to hang out with all these cool people 4 days a week. He’ll soon also be hanging out with… Continue reading Siblings of Autism
I finally felt like the grass was grown in enough today to let the boys play in the back yard. This spring it looked pathetic and it wasn’t use-able at all. I seeded it and covered it in some of my very own fresh compost and it looks lush and lovely again. OOOOO I love… Continue reading That Smarts
Drunk caller me Is geenette there? (I have no idea what name he really said…it sounded like that though) Who? geenette sorry you have the wrong number Is Geenette there? no one lives here by that name What’s your dad’s name? I’m actually the mother in this household. What’s your husband’s name? Brent Brent….Brent… Can… Continue reading DONT Drink and Dial!!
Ahhhh what a busy day, just getting to blogging now…gosh am I too late?? I’m feeling that way. Last night we had a family meeting put on by Silas’ Behavior Consultant and it went really well…aside from my chilren flipping out numerous times throughout. AHH. Anyway, we learned a lot about autism and how autism… Continue reading FINALLY!
Sweet sweet nap time. Glorious. So I’ve been in a bit of pain lately that I’ve been blaming on my sciatic nerve. I started really thinking about it the other day and realized that the pain isn’t from that at all. At least I don’t think so because it’s not hurting me in the usual… Continue reading It Hurts It Hurts!!