Sunday, September 2, 2012

A link to a wonderful video and update

Wow, it has been a really long time since I've done any kind of posting here. Just been busy with life. I don't know if I ever mentioned it but I have gone back to school, online! I'm taking online classes so add that to everything else already going on and I'm a bit busy but it's good and important so I'm dealing with it. I'm determined! Joshua is doing well. He has been going to music therapy since May and will get to do so through October at least. The foundation gave him 6 months and then will decide if he gets more. We decided to add another preschool day for Joshua this year. So he is going to preschool 3 days a week, he's also getting PT, OT, SLP (speech) and music therapy so to say we are busy is an understatement. Oh and he's doing horseback riding as well, not every week but a few times a month. So far so good with the new schedule, we've done 2 weeks of it and he's doing well. We had to say goodbye to his SLP 2 weeks ago because of schedule change and because she doesn't see kids past 4 and somehow Joshua will be 4 in November, not even talking about that yet. I think it's really that she doesn't see kids past age 3 but just kept seeing Joshua. So when we decided to put him in preschool 3 days a week we had to make some schedule changes and knew that we would be switching anyway so decided to go ahead and do it. His new SLP seems nice but she'll never take the place of the old one. Oh and last month Joshua got to meet his Uncle Tony (my brother) for the first time! It was such a wonderful visit and I'm so glad it finally happened. We went on vacation to the beach in June and had way more rain than sun but we go away to the mountains in 4 weeks so hopefully this vacation will make up for it! (fingers crossed, knock on wood!)

Okay now for that video. I just came across it today and I can't really describe it just that if you are in the special needs world or know someone who is or work with families that are then you should watch it. I think really whether or not you've gotten a diagnosis it's relevant. It's about what you would say to yourself on the day of your child's diagnosis or I guess what you say to yourself back when you first found out something was different about your child. The Extreme Parenting Video Project by Elizabeth (no, not me)

1 comment:

Jenna said...

My name is Jenna and I came across your site. Joshua is an amazing, brave warrior, smilen champ, courageous fighter, and an inspirational hero.
I was born with a rare life threatening disease, 15 medical conditions, and developmental delays.