Back on track!! (For now)

Ok so I am admittedly horrible at keeping New Year’s resolutions! Not only did I fail miserably at my diet goals (I actually gained 15 pounds), but I didn’t keep my promise about continuing my blog.

So dammit! Now I am back on track! Between, school, kids and work it’s been a little crazy to say the least… Hubby has had to pick up a lot of slack and it hasn’t been easy. Even with his help I am freakin’ exhausted constantly and dragging myself around….. I have got to get my butt back to working out!

However, I am still no longer smoking (yay) and still in school, doing well! My determination there hasn’t waned!! I’d like to be done with my associate degree in a year so that I can transfer to a 4 year school ASAP.

Eli is doing well in his new school. I am blessed to have a wonderful team working with Eli. These ladies have hearts of gold and the patience of saints! Honestly, I don’t know how they do it, but they have found ways to work around his bull headed ways. They don’t give up and are determined to help him which finally gives me the peace that I didn’t have before. Speech therapy was increased from 2 times a week to 3 times a week and physical therapy two times per week was added to the mix. The physical therapy is new to the IEP since he is walking and on the surface looks ok. However, when further observing him you can see that he doesn’t have the fluidity in his movements that other 4 year olds have. He almost seems to toddle at times. When he was evaluated it was found that he has low tone in his upper body and his balance leaves more to be desired. Occupational therapy stays the same and he still has speech privately here at home 1-2 times per week. This is the comprehensive plan that I had been dreaming of for Eli! I am so happy with his new school, his teachers, his therapists. He even loves his bus driver and is thrilled to see the bus aide and bus driver every morning. Eli’s progress is slow, but moving forward! More and more approximations, words and new things in general are sprouting all the time. Yes there have been times that Apraxia and what it does to Eli has brought me to me knees with tears and frustration, but he is such a resilient little boy.. I admire his determination and guts (ok not so much when he refuses to be potty trained : / ).

Boogie is great! Doing wonderfully in school! She’s done with cheerleading clinic and swimming for the season, but still in Girl Scouts.  She is so extroverted, athletic and happy.. I am truly blessed. Thanks to grandma, Adriana will be at an awesome camp at a lake where she will be outside all day long. She is truly a joy; I love having a daughter like her 🙂

Though I trip and fall from time to time (lick my wounds and put some band-aids on) on the road of life, I eventually meander my way back on track….. Thank God.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jeanette
    Mar 29, 2012 @ 13:53:26

    I just recently found your Blog. I also have a 4 year old with apraxia as well as oral apraxia. We started speech therapy when he was 2 and the progress has been slow, but he is doing good. He also had occupational therapy for his delay in fine motor skills. We have him enrolled to start school next year (preschool) and I am nervous!! He has a strong personality and I am not positive he will suceed. I also worry about his ability to connect with the other kids. Most kids don’t undertand most of what he says ( I understand almost everything). I was so encouraged by your blog. It is nice to hear another mom’s experience with apraxia.

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  2. laviejita78
    Jul 06, 2012 @ 13:30:13

    Hello Jeanette,
    I am sorry it has taken me so long to comment! Our sons sound very similar. How is he doing now? How did school for your little guy?

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