Monday, January 23, 2012

Not over yet

It has been another week of these new exercises, and H still does not like them.  For the most part her mood has been better, though not always.  I am exhausted emotionally tonight from a public emotional meltdown from H.  Thankfully it was a small one, but I felt so bad that her peers saw it.  I wish I could get her out of the sport she is currently enrolled in, which she is not liking much and is not helping all of this.  But we don't want to teach her to run from her problems or to abandon her committments.  In another 6 weeks the sport will be over.  Thank God!  I hope it doesn't take that long for this bit of moodiness to pass over.
What do you think: if someone says something hurtful to your child, should you insist that your child tell you what it is if they don't want to?  In the past I have not forced it, but I am afraid it may be building a habit of hiding in H.  On the other hand, I know I didn't tell my mom things like that, but I don't think she pushed to know either.
I am praying for peace and guidance for all of this and some other stuff.  I would covet your prayers if anyone is reading this!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Another therapy session

We met with H's therapist last week.  In visual memory she is doing quite well, able to remember 9 numbers in a row.  In auditory memory she is much weaker, at 5 or 6 numbers.  This could explain why she had trouble following directions at school.  So this next couple of months we are supposed to concentrate on her auditory memory.  We are listening to books on tape, doing number and word auditory exercises, and playing bop it.  As well as the usual spelling words, math facts, juggling, spinning, writing and massage.
We have been doing this new schedule for a week now.  I have noticed that H is more moody than usual and is disliking the therapy more than usual.  I am hoping this is one of the "regressions" we used to see whenever we changed our schedule.  If so, it is a mild one and should be over in a few days.  Be praying for us!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Two weeks break

For the past two weeks we have not been doing the exercises.  H's therapist suggested we use the Christmas holidays as a break.  In the past when I have missed even three days of massage for H I have seen a definate loss of self control, so I was a bit leary of doing this.  The first week of no exercises I didn't notice that much of a difference in H.  However by the end of the second week she has had a consistently higher level of energy (leading to a bit of wild behaviour) and a bit less of self control.  I have had to reprimand her on her self control several times this past week.  We started up the exercises again last night.
Overall I am encouraged: her behaviour did not deteriorate like I was afraid it would.  However the fact that she did lose some self control tells me we cannot stop the therapy yet.  We are supposed to see the therapist again this coming week; I will report more then.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday celebrating the Christ!