Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Thank you!!

Okay, back for a second post.

Dylan’s ABA therapist called me so excited to tell me that their session was amazing today, he has pointed on his own 90% of the time and he actually said the word “car”!!!!! This is HUGE!!!! He has only been in speech and ABA for one week, and has progressed in leaps & bounds already! The ABA therapist said she could see I worked all weekend with him on pointing for items, because he improved drastically since Friday! She and I were both so happy over the phone and PROUD of him!

Your comments, her phone call, are all driving home the point that I can’t drive myself to the ground. He is progressing so much, and I am doing the best I can for him, but what good will I be to him if I am not here?! It’s hard sometimes to feel powerless for your own child, I almost feel desperate to do anything for him at all. Yet, with just a little time and help, he is doing so much all on his own without his mommy! I’m not a doctor nor therapist, all I can do is ensure that he is getting the right care and to do my part. If I eat well and exercise, I will have so much more energy to take on whatever I have to for him. I know this deep down, but why didn’t I practice it? If only I would have fought for myself as much as I do for Dylan.

I don’t want to be a clichĂ© blogger, I don’t want to disappoint you all and I don’t want to disappoint myself.  

8 comments:

  1. You have the sweetest, cutest little boy! I am so proud of you guys! :))

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  2. Great news!!

    More for the post before this: I think the way you reacted to everything is how I would have reacted. Research, phone calls, total dedication. Now you are over the initial shock and planning. You have great therapists and resources in place. Now it is time to move into your new normal (I kind of hate that phrase but it kind of fits). You must take care of yourself or you will be no good to Dylan or JC or yourself in the long run. Taking care of yourself will give tou the energy and stamina you will need to do this whole parenting thing.

    You can do it! I know you can.

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    1. That is it, I think...I am over the initial shock. I have done what I can thus far. Now I can focus on the bigger picture of our life, and I need to throw myself back into the game. I crave that routine now more than ever. I need that consistency that I had for months! It felt good and well-balanced! Thank you Beth!

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  3. We all know how you throw yourself into things, remember this? http://100fordisney.blogspot.com/2012/02/j-told-me-something-this-morning-that.html

    I know you want to do it all for your son and what mom (other than the check collectors) does not? Please listen to them when they tell you to relax a bit and take care of yourself. Who is going to help him when you are spawled out on the floor too tired and beat trying to do it all? You don't have to do it all, you have all the therapists and family there to help you out. You will figure out a right balance and be able to take care of you, your family and everyone else you want too! hang in there!

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    1. Thank you for linking that post Heidi!! Man, I feel light years away from that time, and it was only February! LOL. But you are 100% right, and I know I need to get back to that good place. It is best for my whole family!

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  4. First time here! Loving your blog :).
    Thanks for sharing!
    xox
    Ash
    http://abpetite.blogspot.com/

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    1. Awwww, thank you right back!! :)

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