Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Thankfulness

Asperger's, Aspergian, autism, neurologist, seizures, tests, EEG, thankfulness,
I am completely exhausted, but I couldn't let another Thursday go by without posting! My thankfulness today will have to be a little short & sweet:

I am thankful that Gus's EEG results were all perfectly normal, meaning he is most likely not having seizures at this point. The neuro told me, which I was somehow unaware of, that about 10% of kids on the spectrum also have issues with seizures. Always something to learn! And something I will have to keep an eye on. The most common times for them to surface are between ages 4-6 and then around the teenage years. We are to watch out for sudden changes of behavior that come on suddenly, last for only a few minutes and then taper off; sudden extended pauses, and marked academic regression that might signify nighttime seizures affecting school work. The doctor also said that Gus's tics may come back, but I'm not overly worried about that. Otherwise, Gus is doing well and we don't need to see the man until next year, which he should be grateful for, because after the hour and a half wait, I was not the warmest parent he's ever talked to. If you're familiar with the term "ice grill" you can imagine the look that greeted him when he finally deigned to stop into the examining room for a whole 15 minutes. But I won't dwell...

I am thankful that we made it home in one piece. Perhaps it is the excessive amount of rain that's got me so exhausted, or maybe the 2 hours spent at the neurologist, or the fact that I was up at 4:45 for a 5 am tutoring shift, but my eyes actually shut on me twice on the ride home. There are a mailbox, a guard rail, and a bouncy 8-year-old Aspergian who are also thankful that I caught myself drifting.

I am thankful that we got a whole day and a half of sunshine mixed into all these past days of gloom. I wonder if there are Dementors breeding in upstate NY?

And since I missed last week, I am thankful that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince will be out in just 28 days. I won't bore you with any fangurliness beyond that!

What are you thankful for today? Have a great weekend!

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  1. Great thankful list. I'm glad you learned something new to watch for. Get some well needed rest.

  2. Glad gussses EEG is normal. also, im glad you didnt tell that doctor how you really felt and just gave him the ice grill

    what am I grateful for...where do i being, lets just say IM grateful the house is quiet as I type this...its those little things that put a smile on my face.

  3. It's so darn hard to be grateful when life is so filled with obligation and no light at the end of the tunnel. I'm wishing you strength as you continue on your mission as mom who has so much to do everyday and much space for your needs always others.

    Blessings filled with energy to make it through this life my guess yes you will because it's who you are...

    My very best, to a wonderful mom and great lady.

    Dorothy from grammology


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