Friday, November 19, 2010

Quiet

Am still here. Am okay.  Things have been rather full on at Chez Nicholas. We have finally launched ourselves into 'the system' with regards to Miss 4s behaviour issues - well, after she pooed herself at the paediatrician's office to get attention, we kind-of had to.  Words like Oppositional Defiance Disorder and Aspergers are being mentioned - but I want to stress that we have no official diagnosis at this stage, and honestly if she did have either of these things it would be at the very mild end of the spectrum.  She's a fabulous, hugely bright kid and frankly I think with counselling for all of us, and good management techniques we'll smooth out the somewhat bumpy path that we're currently on.

Regardless, the last couple of weeks have been confronting and intensely mentally draining and I have not had the headspace to put together a coherent blogpost, even if it was just about vegetables.

We have a reasonably quiet weekend ahead - before the insanity of end-of-term and (oh dear god) Christmas and (Oh Dear God) long holidays - so am hoping to get a few moments of ranting writing time.

Be back soon. :)

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Kirsty@Bonjour said...

Don't worry about us, Miss 4 needs you more. Hope it all goes well and we look forward to catching up when you find a calm spot.
P.S Did the pediatrician's have brown carpet? If I was a pediatrician I would seriously have brown carpet. No joke.

Veronica said...

We're walking the same path with my 4yo. It's not 'mild' so much as 'very high functioning'.

It will be okay. Good luck too, it's a hard path, but brilliant minds are full of quirkiness.

Loz said...

I was hoping all was okay..missed your updates. I hope you get all the support and answers you need for your lil Miss 4.

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

Thanks Kirsty am chuckling about your question. Actually he had a pale grey carpet, it was a hot humid day and a small stuffy waiting room with eight patients waiting and the receptionist. It is now a pale grey carpet with a big brown stain. I am still utterly mortified about it all :).

Thanks Veronica, I'll pop over to your blog and leave a comment. And I agree, very high functioning is the right way to put it, am still getting the gist of the language.

Thanks Loz. Support from everyone is making me grin.

Mel said...

Sorry to hear what you are going through. I hope the doctor's can help.

Rachael Johns said...

Oh hugs - sounds like you have LOTS going on!!

greenfumb said...

Speaking as a special ed teacher - early intervention is the key. Get a diagnosis, research it and get as much help as you can. Go for consistency - everyone doing and saying the same thing.

Speaking as a blogger friend - a great big hug for you! Children are mortifying whichever way you look at it, wait til you see what they write in their journals - every family secret revealed in gory detail!!

I'm sure she wasn't the first kid to poop in there, mine have been great about bodily waste since very early but they were horrendous vomiters. Anywhere and everywhere.

Caitlyn Nicholas said...

Thanks Kirsty am chuckling about your question. Actually he had a pale grey carpet, it was a hot humid day and a small stuffy waiting room with eight patients waiting and the receptionist. It is now a pale grey carpet with a big brown stain. I am still utterly mortified about it all :).

Thanks Veronica, I'll pop over to your blog and leave a comment. And I agree, very high functioning is the right way to put it, am still getting the gist of the language.

Thanks Loz. Support from everyone is making me grin.

Loz said...

I was hoping all was okay..missed your updates. I hope you get all the support and answers you need for your lil Miss 4.