For the first time in the history of our family, we filed our tax return before April 15th. Hippie Hooray. We had plans for that anticipated refund. Big Plans.
You know how it is when you make plans-
Since the day of learning of our anticipated refund our washing machine needed to be replaced and the car is in the shop with what will probably be an expensive transmission problem- Is there any other kind?
I have been looking for a part time job since my son started school in January. I had a phone interview for a position that is within walking distance of my house and has the hours I need. I didn't think I was impressive during the phone interview. It was my first interview of any kind in a very loooong time. I did well enough to earn a face to face interview this coming Thursday. Perhaps I've been Googled? Google didn't even exist the last time I interviewed for a job. Should I be nervous? Nah!
David had his yearly check up on Friday. His school was closed for winter break on Friday and Monday. He also needed his next round of immunizations. So, I thought I could schedule the shots for Friday, he would have his fever on Sunday, be fever free on Monday and back to school today. Nope. On Sunday I found him on the floor twitching, yes, twitching. He had a fever of 103 degrees. The fever continued. He has a virus that is going around to the little people. He's better now. He hasn't been fever free for 24 hours, so no school again tomorrow. My husband is off this week for his winter break. So my men are home this week. How did I get so lucky?
So, I've been working on my book since October. Well, I was reading People magazine one evening last week and there was a profile of a book called Autism Heroes and guess what? You guessed- the book has the same theme as mine. I felt so defeated, but I quickly got over it. I will simply turn my project into something else. These things happen.
We started giving David Fish Oil. We thought, it can't hurt and may help since there are those in the autism community who report "improvements" in their child.
David can't swallow capsules, so we are using a liquid suppliment with lemon- what would fish be without lemon, right?
I have been paying close attention to see if anything, just anything at all is different about David with the use of fish oil. I have noticed that his BMs ( so sorry, TMI) are more solid and less watery. He is babbling more and has more approximations of words. I mention the bowel thing because that is an issue with David. I mentioned this to his pediatrician during his check up and my thoughts about that. Long story short, we received a referal to a gastrointerologist and a nutritionist. Two more doctors. Oh Boy! During a trip to the grocery store, David did manipulate the groceries on the conveyor belt and pretended to scan them like the cashier. That has NEVER happened before, usually he is the screamer in lane 5. One the way into the doctor's office this evening, he noticed a car engine starting and wanted to investigate where the sound came from. I will write about fish oil again, if there is something to report. If anyone has experience with using Fish Oil, please share.
We lost a loved one on Valentine's Day. My husband's Uncle. He was such a warm, sweet man. The last time I saw him was at my sister-in-law's wedding just six weeks ago. He was dancing with the love of his life and being his usual cheery self. His last words to me were to keep doing what I'm doing and everything will be fine. Thank you for that, Uncle. We will miss you.