Tuesday, March 29, 2011
It's been a VERY long time!
Our youngest son, Josh, is going to be 4 in June. I joined this blog when he was 18 months. Time has flown by! He is doing pretty good, just slow and steady as usual. He still uses his g-tube for 85% of his nutrition and is maintaining a healthy weight. He has added a new diagnosis as of last fall. ADHD. He has been seeing a developmental pediatrician for a year and a half. We just started him on adderall a couple months ago. Our hope is that if he can focus more we can work on speech with him. He can say about 10 words and signs about 35-40. We are currently working on getting the PECS going at home. With his Speech Apraxia, it is very slow progress. He has so many diagnosis and is so complex that it seems like we can only take one little thing at a time. It gets so discouraging when you try to figure things out on a grand scale for him.
I hate to admit that I am overwhelmed, but I am. We are in the process of building two bedrooms in our unfinished basement for the older 2 boys. We started on Feb 21st and we have carpet being layed on April 14th. Our house is in complete chaos. All of this on top of the problems we have with two kids with special needs, and a baby who is needing some extra support for the time being. How do mom's with multiple children do this? Because I am starting to think I am not cut out for this. I have no idea what I am doing any particular day, or even hour right now.