Monday, June 15, 2009


Where have we been?

Yep, a whole week and a half without an update. Sorry, if you have been checking in daily just chomping at the bit to see what we are up to. (please note the sarcasm!)

We have been having some great fun and keeping busy. I mentioned in the last post that I was worried about filling up the hours in the day. Thank you for all of your great suggestions. In turn, I feel as though I might have over booked us a bit last week. I will try to have a more even balance this week as Carson starts camp this week too.

Carson will be going to a camp called Sensational Kids. It is a camp at his OT center and the camp is centered around sensory processing. I am very excited for him and think he will have a good time. From what I have been told, there will be some kids higher functioning and lower in his group. It will be a good balance for him and I hope that he will try to emulate the positive behaviors of the higher kids. Camp runs twice a week for six weeks.

This is in addition to his on-going OT and speech twice a week. So, in total he will have at a minimum 6 appointments during the weekdays.

To add, we start HBOT next week with the anticipation of have two sessions six times per week. I am going to leave it up to Jay to write more about HBOT. He is the expert on it. We are very excited to start this new therapy with Carson. It has show tremendous benefits in treating Autism.

I truly feel so grateful that Fin is to young to really be angry about how much time he spends with us, taking Carson to all his appointments. Almost daily I get him some fries and an orange drink to keep him happy but the truth be told, we are all living around this schedule and for us it is okay. For now. Our prayers is that it all pays of.

So, starting next week, the hours in the day will be fewer to fill as, we have lots to do. Today Carson starts camp and I can't wait to see how he does. He has a favorite person at the OT center. His name is Mr. Nick and Mr. Nick decided that he would be Carson's one-on-one aide for the camp. Each child gets a one-on-one aide and this is going to make Carson so happy. He just loves Mr. Nick.

I do have some photos to post as soon as I can. Last week we had Adrian's bday, went swimming at Aunt Carols house and also went to Stony Creek's nature center. We really had a nice time doing all these things.

Thanks for checking in - Em

Edited to add:

Carson loved camp. I heard from both his OT's and Miss Nicole that he did a great job and was actively participating in the activities. As I am sure you know, that makes my heart sing!

Fin was very heartbroken to not be going to camp with Carson. I had to bribe him with an ice cream cone to cheer him up. We went to Cold Stone where he picked out "pink" (strawberry) ice cream. He loved it and I loved my time alone with Fin.


Anonymous said...

I pray that each day is a good day not only for Carson but for you, Jay and Fin. You know you can always count on us - just say the when.

Anonymous said...

So glad to hear all is going well with your full time job! The boys (and baby girl) are so lucky to have you! You rock, mamacita!

Niki said...

Sounds like you have a busy summer ahead of you! It's good to hear that Carson is liking camp. Miss you guys already :)

Niki & Tom