I don’t want to brag, but the dude slept all night. In his bed. Okay, so I want to brag. I can’t even remember the last time he slept all night. I’ll go ahead and say that in this household five o’clock in the morning is all night long, but hey yay. Owen then came to my bed and actually slept a little longer. The struggle for him to go to sleep last night was also there. It took him several hours to settle. I will lay in his bed with him, but he wants to lay his head directly into my head, pushing on it hard. If it’s not his head it’s his feet on my head. He gets upset if I don’t let him push on me. There are a thousand emotions attached to these moments. I know he is looking for input, but he no longer wants me to do joint compressions or the different therapies that have worked before. Today I’m going to focus on the fact he slept all night. Since he came home from school his focus has been on when he is going to school again. “I have to go to sweep and den”, he says. He wants me to tell him all of the places he will go after each sleep. He does not like the calendar at all that I have set up for him. I try to show him which day he is on and what the next day holds, but he squeals at it and covers the days with his hand. He easily recites the days of the week and the months of the year, but looking at the actual calendar is still very upsetting to him. It’s literally one day at a time for us. I know the more I explain it to him the more it will help him. Through the rivers, the valleys, and the in-betweens I see growth. Never give up, know this is one moment in time. Keep pushing forward and look for the rays of sunshine. Smiles to all and donut daze!
I'm Lynn Browder. Owen's Mommy. The best moments in time are when I get to see the smile on his face and that giggle come from his heart.