A Mixed Bag

  • The girls enjoyed planting wave petunias in GB’s garden. Hope asked for a garden of her own.
  • GB’s  anxiety level is at an all time high. I started Tapping with her last week and now she wants it every night. She says she sleeps better.
  • Hope hasn’t bitten me in two whole days. Her psychiatrist said I had to go for a tetanus booster and told me  that the prognosis for Hope was pretty grim.
  • I called the waiver worker yesterday morning and she spent an hour and a half telling Hope that physical attacks had to stop. The worker is meeting with the school tomorrow, as it is required by one of her forms.
  • We are driving to Raleigh, North Carolina, for my niece’s graduation tonight.
  • GB’s teacher said she has been resistant for the last couple of weeks. I made an appointment for next week so that GB, the teacher, and I can meet. I am not sure exactly what “resistant” means.
  • Hope is up to 15 mg daily of Abilify. That is a lot for a 60# six year old.
  • I have to call my doctor this morning to get an appointment for my tetanus booster and to make sure I have enough Valium to knock me out for the car ride. The Dad did not want to put Hope in respite while we were in North Carolina.

6 thoughts on “A Mixed Bag

  1. Good luck! That is a LONG drive! Did you see Brad Yates has a section of his website that has tapping videos just for kids? I don't know if there are any that GB might be able to do by herself but if tapping helps her it might be worth checking. 🙂

  2. Love hearing that the tapping is helping GB!

    Hate that everything else sucks!

    Rich and I have refused to even consider outside respite b/c we think it would terrify Noah. With Hope though, I'm not sure it could get much worse. At least respite would let you, The Dad, and GB recharge and enjoy some non-stress time. I think The Dad is going to find not accepting respite is going to result in something more serious. 😦

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