My son’s lunch today:
Smoked turkey and provolone cheese on honey wheat bread (he wants this same sandwich every single day, nothing but). Then he chose his “sides” – apple slices w/caramel sauce for dipping, grapes, and milk.
I’m proud of my boy for making healthy food choices today. ♥
What do you do when your 13 yr old tells you he wants to kill himself? That he wishes he wasn’t here? That he wants to go live with great-grandma in Heaven?
What, exactly, do you do with that?
I received a phone call from one of my son’s teachers just a little while ago. We talked for almost a 1/2 hour, during which time, I learned that my son has been exhibiting extreme (his word) aggressiveness and anger, fisting his hands at a couple of teachers acting like he wanted to hit them, using the middle finger gesture at a teacher, refusing to do his class work even on material that everyone knows he knows how to do – crying, screaming, slapping the table and stomping his feet – to get out of it, “entertaining” the kids in class with stories of his video games and YouTube videos – totally disruptive and defiant.
He is taking Seroquel for mood disorder/mood swings/aggression, but I do not want to have to increase it! I’m aware that this is typical teen, defiant behavior. But for a kid on the spectrum, that behavior can be magnified by 10.
Waiting for a call back from his psychiatrist. In the meantime, he’s losing some of those electronics.
YESSS! Received my son’s report card for the first semester in the mail today. 4 A’s and 3 B’s. I am SO proud of my boy!
I know it seems that I’m overly-excited about some good grades, but… when he was first diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, I just wasn’t sure how he was going to do academically, having autism. For every autism mother, it’s a matter of holding your breath, helping them as much as you can, and hoping for the best – in every area.
Just 4 years ago, he was being treated for excessive aggression, high-end impulsivity, and severe anxiety – all on top of Asperger Syndrome. He’s come a long way, and is now exceeding my hopes for him. And he’s only in 7th grade.
The best is yet to come!
Tonight I’m taking my son to his first baseball game! We’re going to see the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, a minor league team, that is owned by the Cleveland Indians. I won the tickets through a contest in our local newspaper!
I was given tickets for a Cleveland Indians game on Sept 30th, but thought perhaps we should try a local game first, to see how he does in the crowd, with the noise, etc.
It should be interesting. :smart: