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Spinning Plates or Spinning Wheels?

Posted Dec 21 2009 11:57pm

We’re at the new year turning point again.  The point where I take stock in where we are at and get busy making a plan for next year. 

Things aren’t all peaches and cream around here although they are going very well.

Nathan is having a hard time right now.  Well, some of the time.  Some of the time he is doing very well.  He suddenly learned to hold a pencil correctly and he has been tracing letters and doing mazes and dot to dots and addition and counting and circling the numbers ALL on his own and ALL for fun.  That is new and that is very good.  That and the fact that when I finally decide to teach him to read he’ll already know how because he’s doing that too.

He’s struggling in other areas.  Transitions, frustrations with people misunderstanding him and his lack of ability to express what he is trying to get across.  He is very short fused.  He is not willing to work it out and will burst into tears crying.  His speech is airy and slow and almost stuttery.  He has unusual voice inflection and is often monotone.

It’s time to get busy again.  He has been off supplements and medication and we no longer have a DAN doctor.  He was doing super well and then we dropped everything and now we are slipping back into things that I remember from a year or two ago.

Sometimes I get so frustrated that if I don’t keep the plates spinning people falter. 


Timothy is on a protocol from the DAN also and when I keep up my part, he is even and nice and pleasant. And when he is like that I feel terrible that he may have had the opportunity to be that way his entire life if only I had known what he needed.  How was I to know that his chemicals were off and he is prone to depression, anxiety and droopiness? 

How was I to know that with some support he could act like a human being?!

But when I let things slip, people slip and slide and our household goes into disarray and then these poor kids get in trouble because their bodies get them into such a state that they can’t cope with the world around them.

I guess I’m just thinking about the new year and what it holds and what I want to focus on and these two boys definitely have to be up there on the list.

And that is not to mention the daughter that has begun to twitch again, a mystery that I am still trying to figure out.  Last time it was solved by going on vacation with Grandma and taking specific supplements twice a day…

Does that mean I am supposed to start packing her suitcase????



Things are good.  I just gotta focus and think and pray. We have mountains of things to be thankful for and mountains of victories behind us.


      But those who wait on the LORD
      Shall renew their strength;
      They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
      They shall run and not be weary,
      They shall walk and not faint.


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