update

hey everyone.  i love all the christmassy cheer i’m seeing on everyone’s blogs, and i especially love how honest everyone has been about feeling stressed, and not getting all their handcrafted gifts crossed off the list just yet. 

we’ve been cheery around here, too, although i have no pictures no prove it.  i’ve gotten a few of my church responsibilities for the season crossed off the list, i’m almost finished craft shows for the month, and i’ve got all my plans laid for the family visiting. 

still, most days i feel like all i do is cook, wash dishes, and soothe a screaming, yeast-die-off boy.  oh, and protect his sister from his wrath.  that’s a big one.  i know it will pass, but it is truly the hardest thing to watch your child obviously in pain and be able to do nothing to ease that pain.  i got him started on enzymes, olive leaf extract, cod liver oil, b-12, spectrum support multivitamins, grapefruit seed extract… there’s about 4 or 5 more things, but i’m not remembering them all right now.  i was so lucky to meet a local autism super mom (thanks, patricia!) who’s supplied me with all these things and the guidance i needed to get them all started.  it’s mind-boggling, people. 

zander’s iep meeting is tomorrow morning, and i’m hoping it will be uneventful, and he’ll get the placement i want for him.  i’m going to ask for home ABA programming, too, but i’m less sure we’ll get that. 

he’s still going strong on the diet, as are sage and i- i actually thought i’d let sage eat “regular” food at our Christmas dinner last week (lasagna and garlic bread- the worst possible meal!), and i did, too, and boy- did we ever pay for it.  no more infractions for us- poor sage looked as though she had two black eyes the next day, and we both felt like crap.  they are still have infractions at theid dad’s house, and i’m hearing arguments right now for (and against, in my own head) keeping them with me full time and/or sending all their food with them (which wouldn’t exactly solve the problem anyway). 

oh, also, my landlord (remember how i just moved into a rental in September?) called me the other day to tell me that she’s putting the house back on the market with a realtor, and she’s found 3 interested parties.  she wanted to know if i wanted to be included in the interested parties.  she’s asking way too much for this house, with all its shoddy rehab-related quirks.  i do not want to move again.  do.  not.  want. 

we also signed up to deliver for meals on wheels this week, which starts later today.  i’ve always found it easier to get out of my own pity party by helping others.  sage is really excited about it, too. 

so, wrap up- things are hard, things are good, things are moving.  i think that’s about all i could hope for at this point.  right? 

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4 Responses to “update”

  1. My mum is of the same opinion [me too actually] the getting out and helping other people, it was sound advice then as it is now.
    Cheers

  2. You’d think their dad could just feed them the new diet for the few days they are there and chock it up to being a good parent… ass face.

    I wonder if your landlord would let you buy the house on contract?

  3. you are an inspiration.

    Hope zander’s IEP went well, and that this week (and holiday) are relaxing for you. happy belated to your tots.

    MB

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