03 16 2011 “Mood Du Jour”

Hello All!

Here is what we have today!

Current Symptoms: screaming to get her way, jumping on her bed at night, noise sensitivity, head banging, grunting

note: all symptoms are old and resurfacing with less severity

 Positive Behaviors:  more talking and singing, VERY affectionate!

Current Remedy: Cina 200C

# of days since last dosing: 1 (03/15/2011)

Days of Uninterrupted Sleep: 4

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Lizzy slept well and woke up in a fairly good mood. All was fine until I had to go run errands. Lizzy wanted to accompany Martin and I and the answer was no. Her therapist was to arrive soon so she had to stay home this time. She did not like that at all. She screamed and screamed after we left. Ian and Amelia sent her to her room where her 30 minute protest took place.  She came back downstairs where she started again and Ian escorted her back to her room again. After she stopped, she came downstairs again and all was fine. This little chick is strong-willed for sure!

Lizzy’s music therapy went well and she was singing up a storm. At the end of the session she told her therapist good-bye and that she loved him. Very cool! Though we see her coming out of her shell more and more we still have moments of chaos. I call it mood du jour, you never know what we will be served from day-to-day.

Today was the day for a lunch date with Lizzy. Amelia, Willy, Lizzy and I went to our same restaurant and it went very well. Lizzy wanted a “drink” and after the waitress brought it to her she bowed her head and said “Dear God thank you for my drink.” How sweet is that! I tearfully hugged her and she smacked me with a big kiss on my cheek. Thank you God is right. The whole time went well until …. Lizzy started to slide off of the booth. That’s our cue,  exit stage right.

We then went to get an ice cream cone and she loved it. She spotted some balloons and a mini meltdown ensued. After telling her no and reminding her to stop, it ended. Boy am I glad these melt downs are getting shorter. There is nothing worse than a screaming child in a vehicle. Calgon take me away!!!!!!!!

We drove home with ice cream cones for everyone else. They all loved it. Now that it is starting to warm up again ice cream is a must. There is nothing like having something delicious that you do not get every day. Gratitude filled the air.

 Not only for the ice cream but also for the pleasant time we had together. The most simple things in life are the most powerful when lifting one’s mood. I needed it today too. We all did. We are so looking forward to spring. Only 3 more days until it’s official. Cabin fever has been an epidemic around here for the past two to three weeks.  So bring on the sun and warm weather we are ready!

 

Queen annes lace

I pray that Lizzy will have a good night’s sleep and she will continue to blossom. Like the spring flowers that have been dormant all winter she too will sprout and free herself of her hibernation. Through the grace of God every day will bring her closer to reaching her full potential. With each passing day she will blossom into the beautiful little girl who has been waiting for her spring thaw.  The cold autism season will be over and a warm new bud will emerge. May God grant us the opportunity to grow and emerge from our own winter and greet spring with a new-found awareness, love and growth.
 

 

 

 

Wishing you all strength for another day of recovery.

 

 

2 thoughts on “03 16 2011 “Mood Du Jour”

  1. HI Amy,
    I have spent the last two weeks reading your blog from beginning to present. Thank you for sharing your intimate stories of your family and Lizzy’s path to recovery. I am just emerging from the first year of diagnosis and the grief, frustration and despair that accompanied it. I have found your posts therapeutic and they have served as a much needed reminder that we must be patient as God will guide the way to recovery.-on his own time. In the meantime we need to acknowledge and appreciate the lessons and experiences that are being brought our way along this journey.
    Homeopathy is healing our family -slowly- and our journey has really only just begun. Bringing positive energy forward is my goal at the moment and for now I am starting with words. “Aladig” is the syllable combination that my son screams when he is frustrated/angry/annoyed and I cringe at the sound. (It sounds more like ALLAAADIIIIIIIIIIIGGG!!!) By using the ‘word’ in a positive manner I hope to erase the negative power it holds.
    Thanks again and I look forward to hearing more of Lizzie’s success’! Your restaurant story brought tears to my eyes.

    Prayers from our family to yours.

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