Tag Archive: selective mutism


AN APOLOGY OF SORTS


I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE FOR MY LACK OF BLOGGING LATELY. I HAVE HAD A VERY HECTIC WEEK AND HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO MUCH OF ANYTHING. I PROMISE THE FIRST CHANCE I GET I WILL SIT DOWN AND CATCH EVERYONE UP ON MY WONDERFUL LIFE…

LOVE YOU GUYS!

PS… ABIGAEL STARTED TALKING AGAIN AND SCOTT GOT A JOB!

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OK is today really Thursday?! Ugh I have been so sick all day long. I never even changed out of my pj’s! So Thursdays usually mean play therapy for my little silent princess. But today apparently I wasn’t the only one sick in bed, her therapists called this morning and said for me to call her tomorrow to reschedule. good thing because I really don’t think I could have mustard up enough energy to drive to her office, which BTW is only about 20 minutes away!

We were actually looking forward to todays session because Tuesday morning her dad and I met up with several school officaials including her teacher and school counselor and really got the ball rolling on getting her some help at school, just needed her therapist’s signiture on a few things first. Oh well we have waited this long a few more days will not hurt.

On a brighter note, my little silent princess isn’t so silent anymore! She is not talking just yet but she is very vocal with her lalalas and she barked like a dog today while i was reading her library book to her. Oh and she has slipped up a few times and said a few words which unfortunately have immediately been followed by anxiety attacks, but we are making huge progress!!! YAY!!!

JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY!


Ok I am going to start something new. I have set up a weekly layout for my blogs… They will be as follows

Manic Monday overview of my upcoming manic week

Tuesday’s Aspie... something Asperger’s related

Word up Wednesday....describe week in a single word

Silent Thursday…. Something related to selective mutism

Finally Friday… review of my week

Six word Saturday… describe my life or whatever in six words

Sun‘s up Sunday... picture memories

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Abigael’s sweet voice


Thought you guys might enjoy this. It’s a video Abi made for her Pre-K teachers last year explaining why she wouldn’t talk to them. Oh how I miss her sweet little voice. I wish she would make me a video telling me why she won’t talk to anyone anymore!

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My week at a glance…..


MONDAY August 1, 2011

Kids started school. Jacob is now a 3rd grader and Abi has finally made it to big kid school and is now a kindergartener! Where on Earth did summer go. The heat came in like a slap in the face but the lazy days of summer never made it to my house!  I hope my kids enjoy their school year and always remember to do their best!

Tuesday August 2, 2011

Ugh! This morning was horrible! Just like in years past Jacob refused to get up and ready for school. By 7am I had been called stupid lazy and mean. Apparently I am the worst mother on Earth just because I make my kids get up get dressed and go to school. I know he has Aspergers and all but I can not keep doing this.

He did have a counseling appointment Tuesday afternoon, which he hates. He says Ms Christel is horrible and tells us to do horrible things to him.. LOL she is a big advocate of routines and schedules, so he hates her!  He refuses to do anything she asks him to do. He says routines ans schedules are mean and are not for him and that if we even tried to understand him we’d know that. Too bad for him I also know that once he gives in and complies to the routines and schedules he does wonderfully!

Also today we talked him into getting his hair trimmed!  He now has eyes, ears and a neck!

I love you Jacob, you will forever be Mama’s Lil man!

WEDNESDAY August 3, 2011

Well as if my life wasn’t already complicated and full of grief and hardship, today I was diagnosed with Pre-diabetes and high Cholesterol. Doctor says I have 6 months to lose at least 30 pounds. He’s not convinced that weight loss alone with help either my sugar levels or my cholesterol so for now he is also putting me on meds to help the cholesterol, gonna wait and see though about the sugar. Guess I’ve gotta get my butt in gear and start eating better and breaking a sweat by exercising not just by sitting in the sun!

THURSDAY  August 4, 2011

Yet again today Jacob caused chaos to break loose in refusing to get up and go to school. I’m not sure why he hates it so much, he does extremely well and always reports having a great day. Also today Abi had a “Play Therapy” appointment. I really think that she enjoys meeting with Ms Lindsey each week. Only time will tell if we’re actually making progress. Which I totally believe we are. She is now making lots of noises, all she lacks is actually speaking which I hope and pray is just around the corner.

FRIDAY  August 5, 2011

TGIF! We made it through the first week of school despite going through hell each and every morning. The new routines and schedules seem to be working pretty well, but I am sure they will require some tweaking soon. My new way of life is becoming easier every day and I am accepting the fact that I just can not eat like everyone else. House is tidy and we can enjoy a weekend of family fun!

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The Silent Princess


August 2011 it will be 5 years that we have been blessed with our little princess.  I remember like yesterday finding out that I was pregnant, the joy, the fear, and the unknown. I remember crying and not knowing why. Then just 5 months later I found myself crying again, this time I knew why. My prenatal doctor had called with horrific news. Routine tests I had preformed just a few days earlier showed that my baby girl would likely never see the light of day. They said she had some birth defect that was “incompatible with life”.

But you see I serve a God that is bigger than any birth defect and he determines what is compatible with life, not some man-made test or doctor with many degrees. And late on very hot August afternoon, a beautiful little 6 pound 11 ounce baby girl entered this world.  She immediately captured the heart of everyone around. She was perfect. No birth defects, no abnormalities, an angel in disguise.

It didn’t take very long for anyone to realize that this little girl had the world in her hands and life at her feet. Anything she wanted she got. No one dare tell her no. She set the rules in this world in which she lived. She was very vibrant and full of energy. She met no stranger. She loved everyone, although shy at times she had the will power and strength of a lioness. She could do anything she set her mind to.

Now I find myself crying again. you see we’ve always knew she was a bit shy, and would take a bit to warm up to some people. But recently that shyness has escalated into something bigger. She went the entire school year without even whispering a single word to her teachers or class mates. And today marks the 18th day since my little princess has spoken a single word to anyone. It has been 18 days since I’ve heard her whisper Mama I love you!

This morning we went and talked to a childhood counselor. And after an hour of a million and one questions about every uncomfortable detail of our lives, she looked me in the eye and said, Mam I believe your child has progressive selective mutism. We will start counseling next week. Tonight I’m having a hell of a time coming to terms with the fact that I may never hear my baby girl speak again.

Through the tears though I know that I serve a God who is in control. A God of mercy and love, and I know my baby girl is strong and can over come any anxiety. She may be a silent princess at the moment, but not for long. I will hear her sing again.

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