Owen slept all night. I was quite shocked but quite happy. And he was happy as a lark once again. The fever would not let go but I felt like he was making progress. I was torn about taking him to the doctor because I thought it was a cold but the temperature part made me call to take him in. We had a great morning. He did so many incredible things. He was watching a video where the kid was role playing and it was a rocket ship video. The kid had a colander on his head and Owen started talking about his hat. He said he wanted a rocket ship. I told him after he ate breakfast we could make a rocket ship. He then was watching pirates and he talked to me about the gold doubloons in the pirate's hat. I made a rocket ship and a pirate ship out of a couple of boxes we had. He wanted to sit with them but he didn’t want the hats or colander on for more than a second and he wanted his blankets everywhere. After a few minutes, he moved on and ate second, third, or fourth breakfast. I lost count. He went to his room and he was watching a video where Curious George was in his bed but he didn’t have a pillow. He talked to me about it numerous times and then he went to his bed and started bringing me his pillow for me to give to Curious George. This was an amazing connection for him to make between the video he was watching not having a pillow and his wanting to give his pillow to Curious George. I was thrilled with how much he was doing today and how far he has come. He was talking to Alexa, asking her for music, and he said, “by uncle wich music.” I’m amazed at how often he brings my brother up. I started preparing him early in the morning that we were going and that his doctor may not be wearing blue pants. By the afternoon I was starting to feel sick too. I had a slight fever so hopefully, I won’t get any sicker. His appointment went great. His doctor wasn’t expecting us but she said she was thankful she wore blue pants today. He looked fine except for his nose and lips from the drainage. She said it was good to check since the fever was lingering but thankfully there was no infection and to keep watching him. I felt like this was going to be the outcome but it was a relief to have him checked. As soon as we walked out of the doctor’s office and all the way home, he was having a huge meltdown about not seeing his teacher until January. He said he was going to see grandma on Thursday. I know he is confused with his routine and the sickness does not help this. I told him we had to wait until our fevers broke. He said, “break them.” I asked him if he wanted chicken or fish for dinner and he said, “waffles please.” I’m hoping that in another day he will feel better again and the doctor thought the fever should be gone soon. Through it all, I’m thankful for his growth. I’m amazed at all the connections and the role playing is fabulous. Life is full of challenges but each day we can continue to grow and move forward. Today is the first day of the rest of your life so let’s make it grand. 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.