Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Group Therapy

Today was the first day of group therapy for David. He did really well and came out really happy. The group is meeting for the next 8 weeks and will be working on social skills. I am so glad that we got into this group session.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Cub Scout Day Camp

Well, there is one more day of Cub Scout Day Camp! David has done VERY well this week. We had a minor meltdown Tuesday evening that lasted less than 10 minutes. I am so proud of how well he listened and how well he got along with having 18 other boys in his group. He has really come a long way since last summer. He had such a great time shooting bb guns and archery! The fire department came to camp and sprayed the hose from their tall truck ladder over the boys. David had sooo much fun! I was so glad to see him this happy since the past few weeks he has been so angry. He is finally relaxing about Daddy being deployed. I am so happy for my happy little man!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

a good ending...

Well, it was a good end of the school year! No long meltdowns and even some really relaxing evenings. We did a special dinner to Joe's Crab Shack on Saturday evening and David had a great time....as well as listening well when it was time to eat, ate well and did not even fuss when I said that it was time to go! I was quite impressed! I bought him a webkinzwalrus today and he absolutely loves it! He really likes to interact with all the online features as well.

Tomorrow is cub scout day camp and he is really excited! I am volunteering all week so I will be pretty beat by next weekend. I am praying for minimal meltdowns this week....keep your fingers crossed!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

good days

the past few days have been pretty good. on tuesday we had a field trip with his class to the zoo. he did really well there. then we went and had dinner at joe's crab shack with aunt em who was in town on a business trip. david did have a meltdown wednesday morning before his psychiatry appointment which caused us to be a bit late. other than that meltdown he has been doing really well. i got to sit in on his OT appointment and he did excellent and i got to learn some things that we can work on at home. friday i go to orthopedics to get my hand looked at and probably x-rayed again. it hurts pretty bad. well it is time for dinner and david is really hungry so i have to keep this short.

Monday, June 7, 2010

a bad evening

it has been a very bad evening so far.he started yelling at me while he was doing his homework and kept hitting himself in the head so i reminded him of our new rules about time-out, 3 minutes for yelling or throwing and 5 minutes for punching, hitting, kicking or biting. he stopped hitting himself but kept yelling at me so i told him that he had to go in time-out for yelling at me and that just blew up into him hitting and punching and tried to bite me. it got so bad that i had to go and shut myself in the laundry room. i thought he calmed down so i came out and he was trying to get the remote off the top of the entertainment center. i took it and took the batteries out and told him that there was no tv until he did his 3 minutes of time-out. he went upstairs and started slamming his door and knocked part of the door frame out then came downstairs and started hitting me again. i decided to call and try to talk to his psychiatrist but they wouldn't put me through to her. they said that i need to take him to the hospital's behavioral ward and that if i couldn't drive him myself that i would need to call the police to take him and meet them there. i told david that i was calling the police and he got really scared and started crying and saying he was sorry. he sat with me in time-out for 3 minutes and we talked about what would happen if he had to go to the hospital and how he would have to sleep in a room all alone there and he got really sad and said "but who would feed me?" I told him that some special doctors would take care of him and that he wouldn't get to see mommy a lot. I just can't stand the thought of having the police take my baby away but if it comes down to it i will have to do it to keep him and myself safe. I hate seeing my little boy this way and i wish there was some way to get through to him.