Progress and All About E #ThisIsAutism

By | April 4, 2014

Today has all been about a hospital trip. An appointment which was needed after the medical mix-ups in mid February concerning D.

I had been annoyed that phone calls were not returned and my letter was not responded to. But as soon as we entered the waiting area in the children’s clinic, I remember and realise why. Notices are all over the walls with information on cancer, diabetes, sickle cell, leukaemia, heart conditions and many more.

It really puts things into perspective. At the time, the situation was upsetting and frustrating, but compared to other patients (some of whom are teeny tiny babies), we are lucky.

D was very well behaved whilst waiting, she did some colouring and had no reservations about going into when we were called, she even shook the doctor’s hand!

All good progress, despite February’s “fun” and we go back in four months.

Despite D crying yesterday because she’d be missing school, she said she enjoyed her day with me. It was busy on the buses that we had to use and she occupied herself with her headphones, watching her ipad.

T’s school finished earlier today and he seemed so pleased! He really hasn’t enjoyed the out-of-routine activities this week. He had a long “moment” on the way home as we walked a different route as I needed to check a bus time for getting to D’s eye test tomorrow. (yep…injection, hospital, eye test..it’s all going on!)

Fortunately we go to a SN-friendly optician whom D knows and remembers. It’s never busy either so hopefully it should go well.

I think everyone’s glad it’s Friday.

This Is Autism:

Tonight’s guest post comes from Emma, who’s on twitter as @EmmaS1971. She is always on hand for advice and support and I feel glad to know her via twitter/text and emails.

All about E:

E is 8 years old and was diagnosed with autism at age 3, he is verbal but has limited understanding.

He is a very happy, funny and loving little boy with a wicked sense of humour!

He loves to play Mario and Sonic on the Wii and would play it all day if he could!

I think more people are becoming ‘aware’ of autism but there is still a long way to go when it comes to ‘accepting’ and ‘understanding’ autism.

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rebecca beesley on 26th April 2014 at 9:20 pm.

Both my sons would play the wii all day too if they could! Totally agree about the need for more understanding and acceptance. x

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Jeannette on 1st May 2014 at 9:41 am.

Thank you and amen to your last phrase, it’s why I started blogging, hopefully one day we’ll get there x

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