Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New Meds and a Nemo Vest

Those are the new things in our life lately.
Mr Ben has started a new meds regimin. He's taking Mag and B6. These have both been shown to be very helpful for moods with autistic children. So far we've noticed a very slight change we think but we won't know for sure for another week or so. We started at the smallest dose so we have quite a bit of room to go up if we need to, but we wanted to take it slow. He only has to take them once a day right now crushed in some applesauce and he doesn't seem to mind, which is good! Ben has 1 more week left of ESY (extended school year) and then he's on "summer break" until school starts. It'll be interesting to keep up with activities and schedules now that he won't have his daily school. He really enjoys going and he likes the routine of it. So we shall see how it goes.
Ms Ari got the Nemo vest. She had OT and speech this morning and her OT thought the vest would be good for her to try. Ari has alot of sensory issues and they've been really wanting to work on "heavy work" with her. So the weighted vest helps with those things. She will wear it right now 2 or 3 times a day for 20 to 30 minutes each. It will take a bit of time to get the weight to the right point for her, so we'll see how it goes. She wore it during therapy for 45 minutes and didn't mind it at all, although right now the weight is a bit low probably for her size.
The older 2 are doing pretty good. Darned bored with summer. They went out yesterday to a movie and enjoyed that. They are fighting constantly, right now even in fact. Tons of tatteling happening and lots of whining. They are definitely ready for school to start back up. They've both been getting some new chores around the house to earn a bit of extra money and they've been enjoying that.

Bob and I are well. He's still job hunting. The market right now is HORRIBLE. We are hoping to find something soon. I'm doing pretty good. I'm over 17wks pregnant now and our sonogram is less than 2 weeks away. We've both been doing quite a bit of knitting and reading in preparation for the new babes.
Not much else going on all in all. same old shit different day. you get how it is! :)

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