Yesterday I actually felt enough energy juice in me bones to actually take the little spawns outside somewhere instead of letting them watch Treehouse all day while I lay on the couch and yell orders at them (in between moans and groans). So I decided to go to this park we like and bring lunch… Continue reading Energy Juice in Me Bones
I could not be more proud of Silas these past few days. He’s done SO MANY typical things. I love it. Before leaving to go to church yesterday Isaac was VERY upset. Silas walked up to him, looked him in the eye and said “Ikey all done sad”, to which Ikey replied “ok” and they… Continue reading Breakthroughs!
I was sickened the other day when I found out that the 20 grand the government gives me for Silas’ therapy (OT, Speech, ABA) only covers 8-10 hours of ABA a week. My dear little Silas needs 30-40 hours a week…soooooooo liiiikkkeeee 60-70 grand-ish. That’s obviously not covering OT and speech and a DAN dr… Continue reading Funding is…Well…a Joke.
It’s just been too nice here this winter. The sunniest winter I’ve seen since moving here. I’m so relieved. It’s definitely helped the mood. Recently I realized that I could take the boys for a walk, without any tantrums if I stuck Isaac in the MEC backpack (which, I might add, is the most comfortable… Continue reading Beeaauutiifuul Day
Oh my, Silas just tantrumed forrrrr….30 minutes. Yup…30. I didn’t sustain any injuries but that’s partly because I locked Isaac and I in the bathroom. Then, dodging Silas, I ran and locked us in Isaac’s bedroom, holding the door closed with my feet so I could safely get clothes on Isaac and get him into… Continue reading What Our Tantrums Are Like
The love I have for my children is the most vulnerable and scary love in the whole world. You put your heart out as far as it can go, almost naively, without knowing how easily broken it is. I think every mother’s heart gets broken. Some get broken more, some less. This most beautiful… Continue reading The Diagnosis Blues
I’ve just discovered the wonder that is Temple Grandin and I think everyone needs to watch this documentary on her. She is an adult with autism that used to be severely autistic but she has come out of it a lot. She gives us a lot of insight into an autistic mind and it really… Continue reading Temple Grandin
The title is supposed to be sung that that song. Anyway… My mind is buzzing with all these ideas for raising money for Silas. A Gala? A church event? Selling things on my blog?? Begging? The government is going to give us 20 grand which we will only be able to spend on ABA therapy,… Continue reading Money Money Money Money….MONEY
So, almost done Silas’ diagnosis. The psychologist told me he’s certain Silas has autism, he’s just got to figure out the severity and which type it is. More things were pointed out to me that I didn’t realize about Silas. Today I am excited. I’m excited to start therapy. I’m feeling able to make phone… Continue reading Cough Cough Cough
Silas is passed out on the couch right now, I’m not sure whether to move him to his bed or not. He’s all nestled in there and he looks so peaceful. I’ll move him in a bit I think. I just wanna crawl in and snuggle him. So yesterday Isaac was preoccupied with with CD… Continue reading More ABC’s
Starting yesterday Silas has gotten extremely grouchy and irritated. I hope it’s not the gfcf thing…hope hope hope. He’s just GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. *sigh* I’m so so so so so looking forward to therapy with him. I can’t wait to start seeing changes in him and start seeing him at his full potential. I just cannot WAIT!… Continue reading Mr Grouchy Pants
After a rough morning I wondered weather or not I should write what happened here or just journal it. This isn’t the easiest thing to write but this blog is about being authentic and about saying things that most people are to scared or embarrassed to say so people don’t feel alone. It’s been a… Continue reading I’ll have a new brain please…and a side of sanity…
Ahhh the glorious glow after having an adjustment from the chiro. It gives me a delicious endorphine rush which truly makes me happy. I think I’ll have to get the hips done one more time but I just feel more…aligned. Silas was so stinking funny there. I was on my tummy and the dr had… Continue reading Funny Kid
There a messageboard that I go to that’s all about autism. We talk about everything there. Some woman mentioned her son’s fascination with letters and spelling so I told her my son was like that also. To that she replies: ” I know- you don’t see it very often- it is called hyperlexia- look it… Continue reading Hyperlexia?
Anyone watch Private Practice last night? If you did, you’ll know why I feel rather insulted by it. If not, let me catch you up on what happened. The show was about a mother of three sons. Her eldest has autism and the other two kids are typical. They’ve just returned from Europe where her… Continue reading Private Practice Scores a Big, Fat ZERO