Thursday, March 24, 2011

March 24th

We went to the first speech therapy, Breanna feels we should do therapy at least two times a week for the next three months. Tuesday we go to our first occupational therapy. Jared doesn't use his right hand like he should be, he claims it is broken and that he is left handed. With therapies running two-three times a week for three hours, they don't want him going to school for awhile. However, they decided that if he takes one "fun" class on the days we don't have therapy, it may be okay.

We went to the school and talked to the vice-principal and enrolled Jared into a foods class. Hmmm.....I may rethink that one, Jared is not able to use knives, and he has a problem with impulsivity still...that could be hazardous!

After much begging by Jared and his friends, I allowed Jared to stay at the school for an hour to attend an assembly. Only, after explaining all the hazards, precautions and help Jared would need. Several girls were more than willing to circle around him and create a barrier so he wouldn't be knocked down. That was a little scary for me to let him go, but I survived.

I think Jared would also benefit by going to seminary a couple of mornings, so I think that is what we will try to set up next week.

It's been a little difficult for me to get back into the swing of real life again. I like to sleep in late with Jared and then it takes us all day to do nothing. But, that is all about to change with therapies starting. We go tomorrow at eight am, yikes!

Jared loved being back to school and showing off his scar! He is pretty proud of it, he says he wants to keep his hair short so everyone will be able to see his battle wound. He's still funny!


  1. I am so happy for you and Jared. This trip to normalcy will be long with many bumps along the way. We'll all keep praying for you. Be of Good Courage.

  2. I'm glad to hear he is doing well! The package I mailed you got sent back to me so I need your home address so I can send it again :)