All day it’s felt like a different day. Owen woke several times last night and from there I couldn’t decide what day it was. However, as soon as he woke up he knew exactly what day it was and that he was going to see his teacher. There’s no greater joy than knowing he loves going to school. He listened to my instructions this morning and we got dressed fairly quickly. He was ready to get out that door and get on that bus. I love that he gets on the bus by himself now and uses the handrails like he’s supposed to or most of the time he does. When he got home from school he wanted me to change immediately and for us to go to sleep so he could start his day all over again. Routine means everything and I think he is afraid he is not going to get to go to school. When our days are off it throws his whole routine off. Any and everyone break is hard on him. He understands the weekends but they are also very structured and routine, even if it continues to change depending on what he does or does not want to do. When he was sick it caused drainage for him. In the last week, I can tell the difference with him because he is making a lot of sounds instead of using his words or even being quiet. It’s like he uses the sounds to muffle the drainage he hears in his head. His senses are very acute in general and then add in something like this and it completely changes the amplification of sounds for him. Tonight though he had full conversations with Alexa. At some point, they were talking Japanese I believe and he was asking her for songs. He amazes me with all his words and communication skills. Every day it is increasing. I’ve also noticed though in the last week some of his words that he generally doesn’t have a hard time pronouncing seem to be a little harder for him this week. He was a little more agitated when he fell asleep tonight but was out pretty quickly. Hopefully, he sleeps well though, and maybe me too. My favorite part of our day was when he sat with me and was telling me all about what he saw on his tablet. I’m thankful for his words. Never give up on the hope for tomorrow. Find your strength and keep moving forward. 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.