just posted this in my other group — thought I’d update here too.
Time: Sunday, 2/13/2005 10:34:34 AM (#65523)
Comments: Hi – had to make a tough decision about 5 weeks ago and cut out just about all my computer time.
Quick update – Since Ryan quit napping right after Christmas, I made the decision to cut down/out the computer time because it was becoming unsafe to not monitor him at all times. Even now I’m watching him over my shoulder,but he’s eating at the moment. He is into everything, climbing up on ledges, cabinets, tables, etc. He still will often throw things, including pitchers of juice, etc. He is in speech therapy 3x a week still and starts preschool in 2 weeks (2/28). I am looking forward to a break and I think some structured school time will be good for him as well. He barely made it (by 2 points or so) into the special needs class in our city due to his speech. Of course that means we are hopeful he will be catching up on speech even further, which means he wouldn’t be eligible next year, but then maybe he can get into headstart. He will be in a special needs/typical mixed preschool from 2/28 until end of year in May.
Chris is still sleeping well and fairly healthy. He has periodic fits still where he runs through the house hitting himself and us and the walls – maybe 2x a week at this point (down from 2-3 times a day at Christmas when he had a cold).
Colleen is doing well in school and has speech and OT as well. She is also going to counseling 1x a week, since November.
Our work situation is still the same, Rog is looking, not finding anything, but his work is steady, and I had to stop looking “for” him as my job is these kids’ mom and right now Ryan is my biggest challenge. We have lost our insurance, but the kids still have theirs. Thank God.
I’d better go… I’ll try and post when he goes to school 😉
Time: Sunday, 2/13/2005 10:36:21 AM (#65524)
Comments: He actually quit napping before Christmas, but I was still putting him down for nap times and he’d nap about 1x a week. But what happened right after Christmas scared me so much I stopped putting him down – he jumped up and down so much that somehow he hit his face on the crib bars and split his lip and bruised his gum. We thought he’d have to go to the ER it was bleeding so much. But it stopped, and it healed up. But no more “quiet time” in the day in the crib for him…
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I’m sorry to hear Ryan’s not napping anymore! Must be tough not to have that lil break.. how old is he now?.. 4ish? I dont really kno how old they are when they start pre-school.
I don’t have insurance either right now.. im praying not to get sick/hurt.. Carlie has healthy kids + Tjs got insurance threw work..
Hope to talk to u soon! <3
I just posted to you on your journal and didn’t know you posted here. Thanks! I’ll pray for you too and you pray for me and Rog — no illnesses, no injuries vibes!! Last time I lost my insurance I broke my wrist – I didn’t KNOW it was broken, thought it was sprained, wrapped it myself as I’d JUST had first aid training at the Y that same year and remembered some of it (not now though I don’t, that was 6 years ago!) and was lucky it ended up healing okay. I broke it skating, no more skating for me now til I have insurance again…. ha ha.
Ryan is going to be 3 in 2 weeks! I can’t believe it. I’ll be 40 on the 22nd, and he’ll be 3 the same day. Our birthdays are like 4 minutes apart. It’s cool….. his due date was actually today – 2/13/02.
what does Asperger’s Syndrome do to you?
I will answer this in more personal detail soon — but wanted to pass along some definitions from Asperger’s sites —
“Individuals with AS can exhibit a variety of characteristics and the disorder can range from mild to severe. Persons with AS show marked deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper body space. Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see. It’s important to remember that the person with AS perceives the world very differently. Therefore, many behaviors that seem odd or unusual are due to those neurological differences and not the result of intentional rudeness or bad behavior, and most certainly not the result of “improper parenting”.
By definition, those with AS have a normal IQ and many individuals (although not all), exhibit exceptional skill or talent in a specific area. Because of their high degree of functionality and their naiveté, those with AS are often viewed as eccentric or odd and can easily become victims of teasing and bullying. While language development seems, on the surface, normal, individuals with AS often have deficits in pragmatics and prosody. Vocabularies may be extraordinarily rich and some children sound like “little professors.” However, persons with AS can be extremely literal and have difficulty using language in a social context.”