Sunday, August 29, 2010

A Bad Roller Coaster Ride

I know I haven't posted in a while....primarily because it has been really crazy around here. David's meltdowns have become more violent. He was so mad in the car the one day that he grabbed my ponytail and pulled it through the headrest. One can not drive while looking at the ceiling of the car....Luckily my Dad was with us and was able to get David's hand out of my hair and he held on to David's wrist so he wouldn't grab my hair again. So my poor Dad got the crap punched out of his arm and ended up with a bunch of bruises.

Naturally for safety reasons I had 13" of my hair cut and donated it to Locks of Love. I was very sad to see my hair go, but I would rather have it cut off then end up in a car accident.

His meltdowns have been more of a daily event now and I hope he will come around soon before school starts.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Daddy is Home

What an exciting day for me and David! Dave came home last night around midnight! David was so excited to see his Daddy after him being gone for 3 months.  It was not the end of his deployment, Dave made Chief so they brought him back home for the induction process. I am so glad he is home, maybe some of David's meltdowns will stop now that Daddy is here.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Going Well

The past few days have been better. I think the increase in Abilify is actually helping. The rock tumbler is now on step 2 (fine grit) and David had a blast cleaning the course grit off the stones. I look forward to our rock cleaning session today! He is on a countdown for our trip to Lucky Lake and talks about going several times a day.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Well, we tried to go to church this morning which ended up being a bust. He started to panic when he saw that his friend wasn't there so we ended up leaving and heading back home. No meltdown which was great!

Today is a cleaning day so David will probably play on the Wii Fit (which he absolutely loves) or on the Webkinz website.

Much Better Day Yesterday

We are preparing a trip up to Lucky Lake Mines, so yesterday we made a trip to ToysRUs and purchased a rock tumbler since I knew it came with rocks and grit. I figured that this would prepare him for the waiting period of tumbling the rocks from the mine. He is really excited and has been very patient. It turned out to be a very nice day and he had points of aggitation but nothing went into a meltdown.

As always if you have any questions about any posts hear or just looking for some support please feel free to leave a comment. Please remember that I am not a professional, I am hear to share my experiences and for moral support.