I feel somewhat accomplished on the smallest possible scale. If you get one thing done on the never-ending checklists of things on your ever-growing checklists I believe you should feel accomplished. Appointment after appointment after appointment and then add in more phone calls to get the scheduled appointments is all part of my days now. Today we had to schedule a random well-check appointment for referrals to make other appointments and discuss additional treatment options and supplements. Then we had his dentist appointment already scheduled for after that and tomorrow is his visual processing training appointment that was scheduled today but had to be changed to tomorrow because of the conflicts with today’s schedule. All the days are blending. Plus tomorrow and Friday Owen has the days off from school. The rollercoaster keeps on going on. When I picked him up from school it was a little hard on him because he knew he was going to the dentist so he thought he was riding the bus home. Since the other appointment was made today I didn’t have time to prepare him. He was excited though because he was going to see his doctor. On the way there he said, “no school tomorrow nobody be here” saying words similar to what his teacher said to him as we were leaving, reminding him nobody would be at school. When we parked at the doctor’s office he wanted to get out but we wait in the car for our appointment. He said, “turn key off” which I thought was amazing progress. I told him she might not be in blue pants but thankfully she did. After we left there we came home for a few minutes so he could have a snack and then we went to his dentist appointment. I knew for sure his dentist would not be in blue pants. I prepared him for this for days. I told him if he kept talking about it we would not go to grandma’s house for pizza. Thankfully that appointment went well too. He talked to a lady and her son in the waiting you about them not wearing pants but he was polite and they both understood. He did fantastic at the dentist's. He spent a few minutes focused on the blue pants but he was able to move forward. He did incredible with all the steps the dentist did and all his teeth looked great. He has another tooth very loose so he will be able to have the tooth fairy come again soon and this made me happy. We ate pizza at grandma’s house and then we came home. It didn’t take him long to fall asleep tonight. It has been a very full day and I don’t think it will take me long to fall asleep either. With all the twists and turns he had an incredible day. Remember the littlest of victories can be the biggest accomplishments. 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.