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    Friday, May 22, 2009

    My little graduate!

    Today my little Handsome graduated from Preschool to Kindergarten!

    I can't believe he is already 5 and going into elementary school in the fall!! I just wanted to share a few pictures from today at his graduation party at school :)(Yes his cheeks are red, poor baby still has a sinus infection and ear infection :( )

    I'm such a proud Momma! Way to Go Handsome!! Congratulations big boy! We love you!!!

    Much Love,

    Thursday, May 21, 2009

    On again.........

    So remember when I talked to you all about how walking through autism is like being on a roller coaster.............. well just yesterday I started to feel like we could step off of the ride for awhile and enjoy stable ground......

    I spoke to soon :(.........

    This morning Matthias woke up in a good mood (he is rarely ever in a bad mood when he is sick, that's why its so hard for me to notice when he is sick) turned the light on in his room and he turns toward me and I notice his little cheek is all red. This is never a good sign for my son, it usually means one of two things

    1. Ear infection or
    2. Another Molar is coming in

    Even though his cheek was a little red, I still sent him to school....as today and tomorrow are his last days....I gave him some ibuprofen put him on the bus to school and went to work. About an hour later, I got a call from his teacher. His cheek was now swollen and hot to the touch....I'm thinking "Oh dang it! I knew this was gonna happen" So I called the doctor and got him in today at 2pm.

    Lets remember, Matthias always gets very anxious when going to any doctors office or hospital. So I was not looking forward to this trip only because I feel so bad for him cause he gets so anxious. Its so painful as a mom to see your child's face, and you can literally see the anxiety all over it. After several minutes of me telling Matthias over and over and over again.... FIRST we are going to see the doctor, THEN we are going home.....

    They finally get us and thankfully his doctor came right in. He could barely even get a look in his ear(not uncommon) because Matthias is a strong boy and I can barely hold him still to get his heart listened too. He tells me he has a ton of wax in his ears and an infection and he thinks a sinus infection because of the swelling and his constant mention of mommy my eye hurts.

    He prescribes him, you guessed it, antibiotics, numbing drops for his ear and also suggest a ear wax removal kit( I laughed under my breath about that one, only cause there is no way in heck that is gonna happen :) )

    I reluctantly gave him the antibiotics this evening and gladly gave him some ibuprofen. I only say reluctantly because it took us 3 MONTHS to recover his tummy from the last dose of them :(

    Please pray that they just do their job and get ride of the infection and leave the good bacteria alone :) I will be giving him LARGE doses of probiotics to hopefully counter act whats going on during this time.

    So unfortunately it seems that we are back on the roller coaster again. But this time I am hoping for the kiddie ride like the "Tea Cups" at Disney instead of "The Colossus" at Magic Mountain.....

    One cheer for the "Tea Cups" :)!!!

    Much Love,

    Wednesday, May 20, 2009

    Brighter Things

    So I was giving my Handsome a bath and realized I have not posted about some new progress we have seen. Probably because I was so upset by my unfortunate encounter with Dr.Doright online.

    But now on to better and BRIGHTER things :)

    First, I have to say thank you to my dear friend Amy :) as she gave me a wonderful gift today on her blog :) I will pay it forward soon :) Thank you for your kind words! Your a wonderful friend to me and always supportive!

    Here is the very late pictures of Matthias' new hair cut :)



    Don't you just love it :) Summer time he does so much better with a fade and then by fall his little afro has grown out and looks ADORABLE... So thank you Daddy for taking him to get his hair cut!

    And of course I have to post a picture of littleman :)

    Just as adorable as his big bro don't you think!

    Now onto the new progress.....

    So just two short weeks ago I started Matthias on Nordic Naturals DHA and we have steadily started seeing progress each day. More and More he is saying more words and pointing out things to me while we are driving AND once again today he reminded me to put on my seatbelt (its not that I totally forget, but I always manage to drive away before its completely on)As soon as I started to pull away he says " Mommy put your selt belt off :)" and I thanked him for reminding me :)DHA is so good for his brain :) and it makes Momma happy!

    At school they said he has remembered each day to wash his hands with out being promted!!! THAT IS HUGE!!! And did I mention he has gone poop on the potty all weekend and five times here at home!!!!! We're still working on the peeing and consistently pooping on his own.....

    His stimming has decreased some as well, we had started to see a HUGE resurge of flapping his hands and it is starting to decrease :)

    He is playing pretend with his toys ALL ON HIS OWN with out us prompting him to do it!

    Today when I took him to see his OT Miss Nicole, I reminded him over and over through the long ride there that miss Nicole was going to take him and momma would wait in the waiting room for him. When we got there, He immediatly saw Miss Nicole said hello, started to play with a toy and she asked him to go and play and he says to me " Okay mommy take my hand and we'll go play" I reminded him that momma was staying here, and he turned to Miss Nicole and said" Okay bye mommy, lets go!" and they walked away............ I can't even tell you how HUGE that is for Matthias!! Usually he would get anxious and start to stim because the answer I gave him was something he didn't like. But not one word, cry, stim :) I was grinning from ear to ear with PRIDE!!!!

    So all in all we are STILL seeing TONS of progress!!!

    I will continue to post all of his progress and how things are going :)

    School is out for summer starting next Tuesday so pray that we don't get a very over active little boy on our hands :).

    Much Love,

    Tuesday, May 19, 2009

    Some people...

    So I had an interesting day today online when I got home...I was browsing other blogs and responding to comments and came across one that is of course all over moms like me who have chosen not to vaccinate until later. It was an interesting back and forth of emails, but I came to the conclusion that she had no interest in listening to what I was saying and only wanted to get her point across, which I might add is the same crap(sorry) I hear all the time.

    So I had given up my feeble attempt to get her to hear me as a mom and then find out someone had posted something mean on Matthias Lend4Health site. It basically said " He will NEVER get better" "DAN doctors are schemers"...

    Why are people mean to little children? Who cares about how much it ticked me off! But come on.... my handsome is a child!!! What is wrong with people????

    I guess I'm just a bit upset with it all. I am not naive I realize there are people out there like this. But why do they feel it necessary to find your blog, or worse yet your blog where your trying to raise funds to help recover your child from autism and leave a rotten message??? No one MADE you find our blog!

    Plain and simple... if for some reason that person who left that message on my sons Lend4Health post is reading this, or if you feel the same way... please GO AWAY and leave my child alone, we don't care to hear from you....

    I just wish I never would have encountered the sucky people today!

    Here's to a much better day tomorrow!

    By the way, if you follow Little April Rose's blog tomorrow Wear PINK :) as her Momma has made it to 40 weeks gestation which her doctors said wouldn't happen :) Pray for April and her momma 'B'

    Much Love,


    Today is a very blah kinda day, although in my mind I know it shouldn't be... Matthias is doing really well! But as his momma I have many things on my mind, one of many that are constantly on my mind is trying to raise funds for my sons bio medical treatments... the only reason its constantly on my mind is because the longer it takes to raise the funds for the loan, the longer it takes for my son to start to recover. I so badly want him to start more of the process but do not have the funds for it. I guess I will just have to do some more good old fashion praying :) ... One thing I have never been good at is waiting, its a struggle for me, but even more of a struggle when it comes to my kiddos.

    Anyway, on to Matthias progress for the past few weeks :

    • LOTS of new words
    • 5-6 word sentences
    • lots more eye contact
    • more aware of whats going on around him

    There are a few things that we have seen an increase in that I would like to see disappear altogether such as:

    • FREQUENT hand flapping
    • FREQUENT echolalia
    • tantrums :(
    • more echzema

    But all in all the treatments he is currently on are doing wonders for him!

    He got a hair cut this weekend and looks so handsome as always, I will post pictures later!

    Please pray for me to have peace about the finances as always :)

    Much Love,

    Matthias through autism 2006 till today

    With this video

    Press play first, then press pause, and let it load for a few moments, otherwise the video will stop to load it alot when your watching it.

    This song speaks so much to me,to know the trials I have gone through are not .. Unredeemed by Selah

    Matthias Road to Recovery - This is what Faith can do! .