Valentine's Day continues this week! This morning Gavin gave Miss Stephanie, his Occupational Therapist, his superhero Valentine.
I think he hoped it would make up for his lackluster performance during their therapy session. He started off well with some self feeding for her...but then it all went downhill. He was more interested in staring out the window or flirting with Miss Stephanie. In his defense, she is rather beautiful. The boy has good taste.
Brian opened his Valentine from Miss Sara and her Mom when he got home from school! He was in a grouchy mood yesterday so we saved the present for today. Miss Sara gave him the sweetest Clifford DVD...and his Mom gave him a recordable teddy bear that sings songs with Brian's name!! So thoughtful.
Brian has been the "Star of the Week" at school all this week. Today his school friends gave him compliments as part of the celebration of Brian. They said things like they liked his laugh...his hair...his smile. These kids have good taste, too.
Thank you to everyone for bombarding me with emails and messages regarding Brian's food issues. I am trying to slowly get back to everyone. Just for the record, it was the Acupuncturist that told me about these sensitivities. I have an appointment with his allergist (the same one that tested him before and everything came up negative) - but not until the end of March. The only "extreme reaction" that Brian has had were those hives...and only those two times. He's had eggs and gluten and wheat and peanut butter before and nothing really has happened.
However! I do have a theory. I believe Dr. Kang, the Acupuncturist. You can't fake these tests that she does. And I immediately eliminated all of those foods from Brian's diet at home. He's completely gluten, wheat, egg and peanut butter free. I do believe in the body mind connection and will be very interested to see if this dramatic change in his diet leads to behavior changes. I even wonder if it will free up his mind and help him with his speech. I know it sounds crazy - but maybe these foods are clogging up his body in ways that we don't realize! I also realized, in hindsight, that his bowel movements tend to be on the soft side. And they're rather smelly. So, if anything, this will be a great experiment. I decided not to totally freak out until I see what the allergist says. On the bright side - out of sight, out of mind for Brian. With only new options in the pantry and the fridge, he eats whatever we give him. Thank God.
Tonight Ed is taking me and my Mom out on a date for Valentine's Day! I better run to get dressed. I'll tell you all about it tomorrow! Big thanks to Miss Sara for staying with the kids while we are out!