Oh my WORD!! My boy is just doing all kids of great stuff this week!! I have been so excited and bursting that I totally spaced on so many things that I was supposed to do. Sorry friends!
We had multiple meetings this week and learned a lot about how we can help the Boy to reach the goals we have for him. The ARC was out to finalize some paperwork which will put a specialist in his class and in the home to help us all help him with his sensory overload and meltdowns in the most effective manner. I urge you to reach out to your local ARC and see what services they have that may be beneficial for you and your family. Really – you never know how they can help until you do!
So what has been happening in my house? Oh let me tell you!!
But see he stopped wearing GoodNites, or night underwear as we called them, about a year ago. It wasn’t a big deal at the time because he wasn’t wetting every night. Well, about 6 months ago he started wetting every night. I mean EVERY night. And he would wake up in the middle of the night giggling. Laying there wet, awake and babbling to himself and giggling. So we would get up and change the bedding and his clothes and thankfully he would usually go back to sleep. I tried getting these ‘real underwear’ type GoodNites – yeah, he didn’t go for it. No surprise there. I was washing 2 comforters, 2 sets of sheets and 2 bed pads everyday. Thankfully 3 drops Purification essential oil blend in with my Thieves laundry soap was all I needed so I didn’t have to rinse those mattress pads out anymore.
Then it happened.
And I am hoping that this is the turning point.
The other night, he woke up wet and instead of just laying in it he got out of bed. He went over to his closet and got out a new pair of underwear and started to put them on. Now he doesn’t usually dress himself. We have to dress him everyday. So trying to get dressed was HUGE. Getting up and trying to get dressed because he wet the bed – MONUMENTAL!!
Happy Dance just doesn’t cover it <3
That big Autism river that we are trying to navigate just got a little smaller 🙂