I know it is almost February, but since this is the first post of 2017 I need to start by saying:
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
As usual, our lives have been crazy! I got the flu the weekend before Christmas and Guto was sick for the last 2 weeks of 2016 and has had a cough and an ear infection for the past couple of weeks….. so I am still trying to get our lives back on track… Poor boy can’t get a break. So with all this going I had set the blog posting aside for a while. I never thought it would be so hard to manage all this: work, family, home and a blog.
So let’s get started and talk about what has been going on and what we have already planned for this year…
We spent 2 weeks at home sick (Guto and I) and that was horrible. We were both miserable. During the time I had the flu, Guto had a different kind of virus, he wouldn’t keep anything down, so now my picky eater is even pickier. I can count on one hand what he has been eating lately. We have been working with his OT to improve his eating and we are having new goals set for speech since he met all the ones they had set on the last evaluation.
With the holidays and him being sick we haven’t had much therapy time the last few weeks, and I can definitely tell it is affecting him. His behavior has been much more aggressive lately, he gets frustrated more easily and has screamed a lot more when asking for things instead of trying to use the words he knows or taking us and pointing to what he wants like he usually does. It is so frustrating.
He should start “school” in August, which will be great because he will be getting more therapy time. We are also on the waiting list for the autism waiver, which will provide him ABA therapy. I really hope it won’t take much longer for us to get this. I read wonderful things about this type of therapy, even thought the videos I watched were a little disturbing to me.
There is so much awaiting us in 2017. I want to learn more about autism. I want to be able to bring not just awareness about it, but acceptance as well and I believe the only way to do that is to have as much information about the disorder as I possible.
I guess this is all for now. I don’t think I have said this before, but thank you for reading this blog and keeping us in your thoughts and prayers.
May 2017 be a year of learning, inner peace, acceptance, joy, and most of all love! May we learn not to take for granted the little things we have, which may be the most important. May we be surrounded by family and friends and may we make more friends along the way. All the best to all of you!
Let the year 2017 begin!
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