Abe has come A LONG WAY this school year. He did (2) rounds of intensive MNRI therapy for (6) months out of the (9) months he was in school and has vastly improved in his ability to navigate different types of ground/terrain and can make several new sounds and is even saying "mama" every single day - WITH PURPOSE! This was something I worried I may never hear as his condition includes "absent speech".
Abram also made a sweet friend who helped keep him in line (literally, as they had to go wash hands for snacks) and included him in play-time. I approached her mother at the "muffins for moms" event they had for mother's day and weeped at her as I thanked her for raising a kind child and she told me that Abram was her favorite and she talked of him often. So, we exchanged numbers and I hope that we get to have some play dates this summer. I'm thrilled to see the look on Abram's face when he sees her for the first time after school has let out.
Abram has also grown taller, thinned out a bit and is SO FIESTY after we've officially been off of Klonopin for 6 months. I swear I've seen him gain more and more cognitively each month after we took away that nasty drug. He's come more and more alive and is nothing but a ball of energy from 6am - 9:30 or later but I will so take that over his days of being drugged up, sleeping and regressing on his skills. I will take my little tornado any day over what used to be our lives.
This summer is looking to be a pretty incredible one. He's got a sweet new bike, loves his new little kiddie pool in the back yard and is RUNNING down the hill in our back yard when last year he had to hold on to the fence to get down the hump in the very back of the yard. He never ceases to amaze me and BLOW MY MIND!
Abram is my little fearless warrior who is out to prove everyone wrong and I love him dearly. He's taught me so much about life and love that I can't even believe that I get to be his mommy.