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As we start week 3 after placement back at home for our youngest, I am struck with awe about how he can be two completely different kids. There is the David we see when all of the kids are home, and there is the David we see when he is one – on – one with us.
We had to complete our weekly blood draw to monitor the ANC levels of his blood. One of the meds he was on while he was in the residential placement caused issues with is blood. It is a known side affect. Now that the levels are returning to normal, he is struggling to get over a chest cold and sinus infection, so hopefully he will be able to go back on the med. He was so much more stable mentally when he was on it. We didn’t see the large peaks and valleys in his affect then.
Moving forward, my wife and I are on the mend. I at least don’t feel like my head is going to explode with every movement anymore.
Today, as part of our education plan, we had an outing. We caught a ride up town to the clinic this morning, and then walked home. Along the way, we stopped and visited with the man from the hardware store, and then stopped at his store and ordered a new dryer for mom. While we were there, we asked a lot of questions about things, and generally just interacted with the wonderful people working there. New dryer should be here later this week.
Then we took our new garbage can and walked home. Along the way we worked on making sure that we crossed the street appropriately, and talked about snow and how snow flakes are formed. It was a very productive morning for the little guy, and he asked a lot of really good questions. Now time for some free time, and then lunch.
Still working on getting the facilitated IEP set up.Tweet #fighting4answrs
Today has been an exercise in negative behaviour.
David decided that the refrigerator wasn’t cold enough so he played with the controls in the fridge and now everything is frozen. Milk, soda, chip dip, sour cream… everything. What happens when soda cans freeze solid??? Yep, the results can be explosive!
Thankfully, we caught it before things erupted.
What else is happening? For the most part, today has been fairly positive. David and I had a talk about positive versus negative attention. If he wants attention he needs to do things that aren’t negative in nature. If he is in his play area/time out room, he needs to keep his volume at a level that is acceptable to everyone in the house, most especially the guy in the room next door.
A couple of times today David had to go under the blanket because of inappropriate behaviour. Mom had to remind me about the 1-2-3 Magic method. I confess, I am new to that method of discipline, and need to be reminded. As a result, I was wrong, and admitted it.
What is 1-2-3 Magic? Not entirely sure, but my wife gave me a copy of the book to read a while ago, and I guess I need to be reading it. Look for an article here in the coming week.
My wife brought home a laptop from her place of employment because their tech couldn’t fix it. 20 minutes later… everything works.
On a side note, isn’t it a beautiful day?!? Doesn’t matter where you are, or where I am, isn’t it a beautiful day?Tweet #fighting4answrs