Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Restriction Lifted...WooHoo!

Nate's doctor was amazed by how well he was doing, and commented that he could hear Nate jumping around and talking nonstop from out in the hall. Hahaha. Live with the kid for a few days and see what it's like!

We are going to try to cram as much as we can into these last few days of summer. School starts next Thursday, and we want to have as much fun as possible before then.

First on our list, the waterpark. WooHoo!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

We need to run, jump, dance, and play!

Nate got his tonsils out on Friday. The surgery itself went well, and Nate has been amazing. He hasn't complained about the pain, he was eating food within an hour, and has been a real trooper.

The problem is that he's on an activity restriction for 2 weeks. No running, no jumping, nothing that can elevate his pulse or his blood pressure.

That's made for a tough week. First of all, Nate is a sensory seeker, so he's used to jumping on the couch, doing sommersaults, wrestling with his brother, running throughout the house, etc. He also LOVES to play outside which is off limits.

I can't tell you how many times I've had to say, "Don't run", or "Stop wrestling with your brother".

Needless to say, he's crazy out of sync since he can't get the crazy, bouncy, heavy activity that he's used to. We even had to miss OT.

Tomorrow is his follow up with the ENT doctor who did the surgery, and I'm going to beg and plead that he pretty please lift the activity restriction early.

I'm not sure I can keep this boy down much longer!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

More feeding woes...

Andy's eating is going through another bad phase right now. I can't say his eating has ever been good...well, not for the last 5 years at least, but it's been especially bad again lately.

We've had several episodes of him vomiting at the kitchen table which isn't exactly the way I want to spend dinner time. I mean, I am so nauseated from this pregnancy that I can barely eat as it is. To see someone sit next to me and vomit on their plate and/or the floor certainly does not help my appetite.

We saw a new "expert" today who is a counselor that deals exclusively with gifted children and their particular anxieties. It's my belief, as well as hers, that his eating issues began as a sensory issue, but have become much more than that. Now it's an anxiety provoking activity that causes him lots of stress.

Here's hoping that with some counseling and lots of work on decreasing his overall anxiety issues, I can once again serve a pork roast and mashed potatoes without anyone vomiting at the table.