Oh man has this week been rough. Really rough. Then, I saw a glimmer of hope. The light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. The boy got up at 7:30 on his own, was happy and loving and had a great morning! I mean he was smiling and giving us all lots of love and eye contact. He really seemed to want to be part of what we were doing and was happy about it. JOY!!
For the last several months the boy would sit in a chair and wet himself. He has been potty trained for 6 years and is 11 years old. Sure there are accidents here and there because he is non-verbal and communication is a real challenge. If he doesn’t know where the bathroom is he can’t lead us there to let us know he has to go. If we are in the car and he has to go he has no sign or anything that he will use to let us know – it is a guessing game on our end. This isn’t like that. He would just sit around, playing on an electronic or watching TV and wet himself. He would lay in bed before falling asleep and wet himself. We have had several occasions now where he would actually sit and have a BM. I mean something was going on that was just not ‘right’ with the poor child and we were at our wits end trying to figure it out.
Well he didn’t have any accidents all day. He went to bed without any issues (late – about 11pm, but not terrible) and he slept til morning waking up dry!
This mom was one happy lady!
Now, don’t get me wrong – 2 days later and the issues are back. Back, but not in full force.
He is still happier.
He is still interacting with us nicely.
But he is still not sleeping.
And he had a BM while sitting on the couch today.
And he is still awake at 11pm.
But I am optimistic that those two days are showing me that he is coming back to me and feeling better. I am hopeful that he will be back to his old self soon. You see things take time. Your body will recover from stress if you give it the chance to. We put a lot of stress on his body when he had the general anesthesia for his oral surgery. His Autism doc said it was like sending him on a hike up Mt. Everest in his underwear and a pair of socks. His body couldn’t handle it and it is going to take time to recover from it.
But at least he is happier. That is a sign to me that he is feeling better. So I will keep following the advice of our different specialists. I will keep trying to get him to take his supplements. I will keep slathering him up with his favorite oils. I will keep on, keeping on – cause that is what I do.
And I will definitely have to make those peppermint brownies again soon cause he LOVED those puppies!!