Sunday, May 26, 2013
By Cortney AbouElSeoud 5/26/2013 10:40:00 AM
I was asked a question the other day that made me really think.. "Do you think the development we are seeing in Ayden is a result of arbaclofen or due to it just being time for him to have developmental leap?" My answer to this is a little of both. I think we started intervention at a time that was ideal for Ayden. The combination of proper therapy and teaching both at school and at home with the medication at a time when Ayden was beginning to show progress all contributes to the large jump we've seen. Given that, I'm very hopeful we do not see much regression as we begin to wean. (still no set date yet).
I'm overcome by the differences from last time we spent a weekend at my parent's house when it was warm. Ayden has been running around in the [wet] grass playing with my parents dog. Last evening he was actually playing with his brother - they were running around outside pretending to be in Mario Kart. He wasn't just following Issac, he was participating and having a wonderful time. I am enjoying these moments, praying they are here for good.
Just as I was sitting down to write this, Ayden asked me to watch a movie and cuddle up with his blanket. I was more than happy to allow it, but was more than surprised to have him ask for their dog to sit with him. He then proceeded to call Brody and try to get him to sit on the couch next to him, even moving to Brody's favorite spot. Their dog is more than amazing with Ayden, and I was able to get this picture quickly. For one who hasn't seen the trials we faced with Ayden being around dogs, this won't mean as much - but for those that have I do hope it warms your heart as much as it did mine this morning.