An Autism Diary

A day in the life of David Hartley

Struggles and Celebration

It has been one crazy week over here in the Stripes and Puzzle Pieces household. We secured new services for David (half way to meeting his services needs now πŸ™‚ ), avoided two horrible drivers (one tried to back over Joshua in a parking lot even with me screaming to get her attention and jumping in front of my son to protect him, and the other ran a stop sign and almost hit David’s side of the car), and navigated another emergency room when I dislocated my shoulder again and it got stuck that way. The shoulder incident ended up with an x-ray that showed new rips and tears in my labrum and surrounding tissues, so I left the ER in a sling. Yeah… lol
IMG_0690-taggedTo celebrate surviving the week, I decided to take the boys and I out to Denny’s on the way home from an out of town appointment. Our waitress was great with the boys and they had a great time. David worked really hard on listening and staying calm too. A BIG accomplishment for him lately. Another diner even decided to join in on the “we survived the week” celebration and gave both of the boys a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin! They thought that was the coolest thing ever. ^_^
This weekend, we get to go back to the Courageous Kids Climbing event that introduced David to rock walls! He’s pretty excited about that. πŸ˜€ On Monday, Joshua gets to try on his new orthotics for the first time that were made to stabilize his feet and ankles. Here’s hoping for a smoother week ahead and for surviving the one that’s thankfully behind us now. πŸ˜‰

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