Sunday, September 26, 2010

Acting Like Any Other Kid

Yesterday afternoon I took Theresa to a birthday party. She had a blast. Those big blue eyes and cutesy smile were a hit. Once she got comfortable the words began to flow, they didn't always make sense but they were there. She walked around, stared at tattoos and piercings and acted up some.

Theresa actually enjoyed being around people that were more use to actual kids instead of what textbooks told them as a reference. I swear there are times when it gets really annoying to have a therapists that only knows what's in the charts tell me my three year old is just being three. One day maybe they'll realize that they don't spend a quarter of the time with their children that I spend with mine and then don't spend a quarter of a quarter of the time with mine that I do.

Oh well, eventually I'll be able to move away from here and it won't be an issue anymore.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Hyperactive Child

These past few days have been rather interesting. Theresa has been rather hyper because of all the foods she got that she's not supposed to have. She was rather aggressive last night slapping and kicking me in the face. That's what I get for letting her have things that are definite no-nos. She missed her supplements actually several doses this week.

I still haven't gotten them fixed this morning instead I've been doing dishes, laundry and other housekeeping that's been neglected for a while. OK her supplements are fixed and her daddy's giving them to her now. I have to figure out where in the house I'm going to hang my laundry since it may rain again today. It rained just long enough yesterday to annoy me. I'm hoping it doesn't do it again today.

This afternoon if nothing goes wrong I plan to take Theresa to a birthday party and watch as she interacts with other kids. She's being lazy today and refusing to make complete sentences so that's what we're pushing this weekend. OK time to get back to the world whether I want to or not, still got some things to do before we leave.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Theresa's New Loves

Theresa is making amazing progress. Her latest love is "Ye- Haw" she's been watching the "Dukes of Hazzard". Nothing gets her attention faster than when she hears that phrase. Oh well, I'll take it.

I have to say that I'm enjoying my new schedule or lack of one. Yesterday I managed to get one article written while she was at school and I did some some laundry. The rest of the day even inspired an article. I think all in all it was a rather good day considering that I managed to get home therapy into the mix. The therapy she was supposed to be getting at home had been greatly cut into with all the deadline pressures.

We have OT and speech back to back today so while we're gone I'm going to see how much farther I can get in the book I've been trying to read. Since my computer won't hold a charge  I still have paper backs. If I can ever get through them all I can go trade them in 2 for 1, get something new to read at no cost while cutting the amount of books I have in half.

Theresa's step grandmother has already begun buying for Christmas. She doesn't listen very well but mostly she got what I put on the list. As long as we don't have a repeat of last year, I should be able to control my temper this year. Well, it's almost time to get ready to go so I have to go make sure I have everything in order for the day.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

B-12 shots

The latest in Theresa's long list of supplements is a B-12 shot every three days. She's doing well on them and so far has only missed one. She gets a little upset when she gets the shot but she's fine in a couple minutes. Her speech is up and she's processing more. It's amazing. There are some studies and more information on B-12 that I'll post the links for when I can see straight.