First I want to start off with a very positive thing. Today is my niece Madysons birthday!! Happy birthday Maddy we love you very much. You are such a great little girl and you are growing up to be such a great girl! My kids just adore you and love their cousin maddy. Jacob gets so excited every time he sees you and Tyler loves to hug you and talks about maddy all the time. We are so happy to have you here all the time with your mommy and daddy. But we sure do miss you at church and on the weekends!
Here is a picture I have of maddy. Not a very recent one, sorry maddy haha.
Ok with that being said now I can talk about the other stuff.
In Jacob's therapy they have been changing his schedule A LOT. And well, if you know or have a kid with autism, you know that schedule changes are not good. They don't adapt easy to a schedule change and its just not a good thing. So hes been having a lot of behavior problems, at therapy, and at home. So last Wednesday his teacher tells me that she wants me to meet with her and then one of the head guys at this therapy center. I am scared to death because I think hes gonna get kicked out of school or therapy or something. She told me that we have to discuss his behavior so I knew he was gone. The next day I go for our meeting and they started out by talking about positive things about him, which was GREAT. It made me feel like they weren't there just to tell me all the bad things about my son. So then we go to start talking about his behaviors. I guess at therapy (and at home) hes been running into walls, kids, adults, throwing toys, not having control of his body and hitting himself on things. So after hearing this I had mentioned to them that maybe it could be sensory problems? They totally agreed with me and said that it definitely could be that. Now I have written before about Jacob and his sensory issues that we were getting him diagnosed with a sensory disorder. It never got done so we never addressed that. But since all of these new behaviors are going on we definitely are going to address it. He just got a new occupational therapist and so when they get to know each other more we are going to have her make him up a sensory diet. Its not a diet that you eat but its activities that you do to give them more sensory since he is seeking it the most. Examples would be, deep pressure, playing wtih play doh, jumping, swinging, spinning around, playing with shaving cream or sand, brushing...and more. So we will see what they come up with for him. We are going to have to do it every 45 min so that's going to be a challenge but I am pretty sure its going to work. On Sunday, during Sac Meeting, Jacob was sitting on my lap and I started giving him pressure and next thing I know he was fast asleep...haha. It calmed him down so much that it put him right to sleep.
Oh, in other Jacob news...remember how I posted about him hurting his toe? Well a few days ago they called and told us that his toe was broken...haha. that's nice, a week and a half later they finally get around to calling us to tell us that its broken. He is walking fine on it and it doesn't hurt at all. A few days after he did it, he was walking on it with no problem. That's just how much he doesn't feel a lot of pain. isn't that crazy?