Miracle week... WOW !!
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|Mon, 08-09-2010 - 1:49pm|
I read a while ago some times, around age 8, children tend to outgrow, or come to a point of accepting their dysfunction that things just sort of gets better.
Well, seeing things were as tough as they have been I had 'hoped' this could be true, but didn't believe it.
I had my DS with an OT for just over 3 months. She was the only one our insurance covered in our area & I could not afford to pay in full. She never did write up her report (to use as a diagnosis) though she was ready after 3 weeks. She never sent in the paperwork to our doc or his school. She would show up 15 minutes late & cut us short 15 minutes early in the same session & still charge an hour. Sometimes she'd even no show. We never came up with the goals, as she promised would happen by the end of the first month. She would yell at me for not following through on the brush therapy when it would make my son cry b/c it hurt him so bad. She charged me an arm & a leg for the sound therapy equipment & we never really got one that worked properly.
Therefore, because he does well in school & no report from the OT or doc (who believes DS is completely fine) we could not get the OT from school.
Anyway, so by the end of 2nd grade my DS cannot tie his shoes, only eats about 2-3 items, still cannot get his face wet, cannot ride a bike, etc.
Then, something magical happens the first week out of school. He starts to eat a little. Then a little more.
Then comes the week of August the 1st.
Sunday, he starts riding his bike w/o training wheels. NO HELP FROM ME! I put him out in the circle & pretended to ignore him and w/in minutes he was riding.
Thursday, he ties his shoes all by himself!
Friday, we take him to a restaurant for daddy's birthday and he tries every dish that came out ... tries & eats a little of each dish. Normally he won't even try while out b/c he'll gag & throw-up even smelling a dish.)
Now my boy who normally I have to BEG to go outside to play, I have to beg to get him to come in. He's already riding his bike on dirt trails with thorny blueberry bushes on either side of him.
Last night I put dinner in front of him - something he would never eat before - and he ate it. Nobody asked him to try it. He didn't make a scene at all. He simply picked up his fork, ate & asked for 2nds. I treated it as if this is how he's eaten all along.
It does get better. I know it would have been faster with OT, but it can get better even w/o. Don't give up on your wee ones. Keep up the hard work. The day will come :)
Oh & I'm a strong believer in Omega-3 helping too. Just an FYI for those starting school soon.
Example: His teacher came up to me on a Friday and said she thought he might be borderline ADHD. Told me when she gave spelling she had to stand above my son to make sure he was focused enough to write each word before she could move onto the next for the whole class.
The following Sunday I started him emulsified omega-3. I saw his teacher again the following Friday and asked if she saw any difference yet. She said yes, by Wed she realized she was not having to tap him on the shoulder and by Friday she was walking around the classroom instead of hovering my DS.
Now in the summer, w/o a schedule, I will forget to follow through on the omega-3. It's amazing how things will change w/in 2 weeks. Life is soooo much better in our house with omega-3.
"Only when we are sick of our sickness shall we cease to be sick."
~ Lao-Tzu, from The Tao Te Cheng