Owen sneezed several times yesterday when he got home. This momma is always on alert when he starts sneezing. It was probably a total of five times by the time he went to bed but it still had me watching his every move. It’s like clockwork. Twice a year when the seasons change it seems like he gets something. He woke up around one or two. At that point the clock was unimportant. I heard him and he went to the bathroom. That’s probably what woke him up. I thought he went back to bed but then I heard laughter. The tv was on and his tablet. I told him to turn them off and to go back to bed. This was not a quick walk in the park. We went back and forth for a while until I convinced him that if he didn’t go to bed he would not go to breakfast in the morning with grandma. My bed finally won. He becomes like twenty feet tall when he lays in my bed. One foot was touching my leg, one foot was on my spine, his head on a pillow that he had moved to the edge of the bed, and somehow he still put a hand on me. He slept late and I wasn’t going to wake him since he didn’t have to go to school and he was up for several hours in the middle of the night. Once he woke up I watched him for an hour before I decided if we should go to breakfast with my parents. He decided he didn’t want to wear his glasses today and I was fine with that. He sounded a little stuffy but there was no fever so we went to breakfast. He wanted pancakes once we were there. This was no surprise to me. He ate almost all of his pancakes. And they were huge. He said, “they are delicious.” He asked if grandma could go to the park with us after we left. I told him we could go for a little while and then we would go home. Even though he still only sounded a little stuffy I wanted to make sure he could take it easy the rest of the day. He did great at the park except he got “stuck on the slide.” He would say “you don’t unstuck you” every time he would try to move his feet in front of him to go down the slide. He has been focusing on how his legs work lately and he is also struggling with pulling up his pants especially putting his left leg in. I am talking with his therapist about more suggestions and it might be why his foot is turning more inward. About an hour after we got home I could tell it was moving to the next level. He still ate and drank all day but I knew he was not feeling his best. He was still very interactive with me and wanted me to help him with his tablet. I made him read what he wanted from it and the night seemed to go fast. Even though I could tell he wasn’t feeling great he was still playing and doing numerous activities. He fell asleep on the couch right when I was telling him it was time to get ready for bed. He was asleep again in seconds. He didn’t even want to take his bath but he wanted his Spider-Man pajamas on. I’m hoping he sleeps great tonight. He laughed and smiled at everything today. His laughter is my joy. Believe in yourself and know that tomorrow is your day to become exactly who you want to be. 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.