Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I can handle this

Just wanted everyone to know I haven't lost my mind (yet) although its eerily quiet here with all the kids in school all day but Jax.
This morning was much better. I forgot to take pics, as today is Carter's first day. 1st graders start a day later, and he was sooo excited. No worries with my mature 6 year old. He's ready for junior high.
Tanner did much better. But we had a talk last night. He gets a star every day that he goes to school good. And after two weeks if he has all stars, he gets a transformer. This morning he got ready, stood with me while we watched Carter go in, and I walked him over to his area. He did walk in behind his class (my hope is to get him to line up with his class and go in with them, baby steps) but he teared up when I wanted him to go in with them while I went to find Ms. L, his resource teacher. So I let him walk with me to find her. Then she walked him to his class, no tears. I'm telling ya, baby steps, thats all I need.
My ped called a doctor she'd been to a conference for. He is an autism specialist, he speaks all over the country about it, and he has a clinic here. He said a lot of autistic kids are having this problem, and its anxiety. Which is totally Tanner. Every time he see's a cloud in the sky he thinks its going to thunder. We will be starting him on anxiety meds that he will take daily. I really didn't want to medicate him (Jax takes enough for us all) but if thats what he needs. The anxiety med that he has now that he only takes with meltdowns is not going to work. It causes major drowsiness and twice he's fallen asleep at school after taking it, so thats not going to work.
So we will start this med, and go see this doctor. I'm excited about it. Its been a while since he's seen an autism doctor, so this will be good.
Tonight we are having a birthday party for my niece thats in town, and doing some swimming, so great pics to come.

15 comments:

Evie's Story said...

Bless his heart - and yours!

Kristin said...

Yay for baby steps {and that you still have some sanity left after yeterday) :)

Anderson Family said...

Oh I am so glad today went better. I love bribery - anything to keep a mother sane is good!!

The new doctor for Tanner sounds like an awesome idea - hopefully he will be able to help him out.

Does it feel weird to only have Jaxson at home all by himself for the whole day? Yeah for Jaxson and Mommy time!!

The VW's said...

Glad today went better for him and you!!! I feel so bad for him! I pray that the anxiety medicine helps him! I bet it will help a lot! Have a great day! Love and Hugs!!!

Cammie Heflin said...

So glad you had a better day Lacey!

Melissa said...

So glad you didn't lose your mind & you won't since you're a super Mom!

Enjoy the Bday party!

Big hugs to you & Jax!

Denise said...

I am glad to hear that things went so much better today. I was feeling so badly for you yesterday...all day!!!

stephanie said...

I hope that helps Tanner. Little sweetie. What helps him helps you too, stay strong. I need your e-mail to get you Em's pic.

stephanie said...

never mind , Denise just sent me your e-mail.

Heather said...

You can handle ANYTHING.And when in doubt lean on usWe are always here for you.

Alison said...

I'm glad things were better today.

Pam Vranes said...

Always remember your my "inspiration." I can't read your blog your making me cry!

Hang in there...you always do!

Emily said...

Tanner's doctor sounds fabulous. I hope good comes from the visit! You still amaze me!

Kim said...

So glad you had a much better day. I agree..baby steps all the way!

I so wish I could have alone time with Mattie! It won't be long and I'll be trading in my kiddos for 26 more!

datri said...

My 8 year old daughter has a PDD-NOS diagnosis and Prozac has made a world of difference! She used to have 30 meltdowns a day just at school. Now she can go a whole week without crying. Such a relief! I hope it helps your son as well.