Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sick, sick, sick and searching for therapy

First it started with Little R. He missed nursery school all last week. Then Little S caught onto his sickness, and missed her toddler time this week. Now I'm not well. Alas, it shall all pass.

The last couple of weeks have been more than busy. We have to shuffle through paper work, call and find therapy service, interview people, call places for applications for funding, take care of runny noses, get up in the middle of the night several times... a circle of exhaustion. But, we did find a therapist.

Today, I gave two weeks notice to Little R's nursery school, where the staff has just been wonderful with Little R, that we will be withdrawing him so that he can receive intensive therapy. Little R will be undergoing applied behavioural analysis (ABA) or intensive behavioural intervention (IBI) starting early May. Apparently the beginning will tough because compliance needs to be established. I am looking forward to seeing results. I am looking forward to him saying things, telling me what he thinks, perhaps even saying "I love you" one day. But first thing is first, we start him off one skill at a time. The little guy is bright, but like the paediatrician said, he's just being held back by autism.

Today when taking a walk, Little R said "guys" and seemed to be looking at squirrel. Upon a broader observation, he was actually pointing out that a kite (sounds like "guys") was stuck in the tree! He was sharing information with me. This may seem very insignificant to other parents, but these things are very exciting for me.


  1. Hooray, Little R! :-) None of these things are insignificant, Kimita. Every victory, no matter how seemingly small, is just that: a victory :-)

  2. Just read your blog about Little R and I think that's great he is trying to communicate. I know it will be just a matter of time before he says,I love you. Keep up the good work Family. XXXXXXXXXXXXx