We have a cat. Her name is Promise. She was named very appropriately at the time by Gregory. She is almost 2. We could not have asked for a better cat. She is so good with Gregory and the love each other so much!
Yes, his nails are painted due to his girl cousin spending the night.
Last week We had Gregory's Bi Annual Metabolic Clinic Appointment. Its a very long appointment. We are seen by the geneticists, the nutritionist, social worker, and psychologist. Everything went pretty smooth all in all. I filled in the psychologist with everything Gregory has been going through. She wants to look at the possibility of Gregory maybe having ADHD. She said you can have this with out the hyper sensitivity part. I'll keep you all posted. Otherwise, he is a happy healthy boy! Praise the Lord!
Gregory has been at his school a month now. So far so good. I feel like he is already learning more but he is still behind. Working on writing letters, site words, writing numbers, ect. They work on behavior and for the most part he has been doing good. There are days when he doesn't get to go to treasure box. This is the daily reward for good behavior. I can't believe school is out in a little over a month! I'll let you know how the rest of the school year goes.
I thought I'd do a post on food and what Gregory typically eats. I have not done a post on this in a long time. You may or may not know Gregory's dad and I have joint custody of him. So, I don't really know what he eats over there . . . but with me, it looks something like this: Breakfast: ~Plain bagel or toasted with dairy free margarine. ~Cereal with rice milk. Lunch: ~Turkey sandwich (Bread and turkey have approved ingredients), fruit, fruit snack, juice box, and approved pretzels or chips. Dinner: ~ Fish or chicken breast with roasted Brussels sprouts and potatoes. ~Tacos ~Spaghetti Snacks: ~Ritz crackers ~Graham crackers ~Fruit ~Tortilla chips ~Bagel Dessert: ~Dole chocolate covered bananas ~Oreos ~Coconut milk ice cream
Hi all! So A LOT has been going on with Gregory at school. I've been a little too overwhelmed to do a post . . . and new things keep happening. I will try and give you the readers digest version. Its been a little over a month now . . . Gregory has always struggled with some behavioral issues at school . . . they have just really escalated. After several meetings with his teachers and thearpists . . . trying new things . . . changing his IEP . . . a couple more meetings . . . we have decided he needs a more self contained classroom. His current school does not have something like this. Only 2 other schools in the district offer something like this for Gregory. One just happens to be right down the street from my house and its actually where I went to school K-6th grade. :) He will be in a classroom with one teacher and two aids. There will only be 10 other kids. It seems like a very contained, positive, strict, structured, fun classroom. They can deal with and accommodate all the things Gregory struggles with. The whole goal is to get them back into a main stream classroom. They get the behaviors under control first and when they are ready they let them back into a mainstream classroom little bits at a time. They also join another kindergarten class to go to specials and lunch with. One of his neighborhood friends is in this classroom. So, he already has a friend. :) I think it will be really great. I'll keep you guys posted. Thanks for listening!
Hi all . . . I'm going to try and keep this short and sweet . . . going through a hard time with Gregory again. His SPD/Behavioral issues have escalated lately. There are many things that can be contributing to this . . . but even with out these contributors, he still had issues. His therapy wants him to see a physiologist. So does his school. It is amazes me that these people who are around kids all day long can't figure Gregory out either. He truly is my Mystery Boy.
I'm at a point right now where I don't really have any words. I feel kind of numb.
There are 2 things I am certain of right now . . .
1. Even though I know I'm doing the best I can . . . my mommy heart aches at the fact that there is something Gregory needs right now and that I don't know what it is. My heart literally aches. 2. I don't want Gregory falling into the trap of thinking he is a "bad" kid. This makes my mommy's heart ache too. I want to remember how far he HAS come. That this too shall pass. I will sign off just asking for prayer. Prayer for: Wisdom . . . being the best parent for him. Wisdom . . . for all his teachers/therapists. Guidance . . . on just what to do and what steps to take. Healing . . . of his sweet body and mind. That he would be in better control of his body and mind. Protection . . . over my sweet boy. Thank you to all of you out there listening.