Good MORNING... Actually it kinda feels like afternoon for me!
Scarlett an I have been up since 5.30am, got in the car at 6am to travel to the Sydney Childrens Hospital for her Audiology appointment. Scarlett failed her hearing test after her grommets were inserted (she failed it before the grommets but they put that down to glue ear). Today she had to have a more in depth test done with two audiologists at the hospital.
Her middle ear function is working but she isn't picking up certain sounds or vibrations. At this stage they don't do anything as overall she can hear. So we repeat the test (unless I fear she losing hearing all together) in one years time when she is 3 years old. The audiologist said Scarlett is a smart cookie and she has been lip reading to pick up certain words, he said she has a great vocabulary for her age but that doesn't mean she is hearing to full capacity. Scarlett seems to not be able to hear from behind, sometimes I could scream her name and she doesn't respond. He has advised us to speak to her front on, at her eye level and clearly. He told me not to stress that he is there for us if anything changes but at this stage we see him again in one year. Children are bloody stressful!!!
You know what else is stressful MORNING SYDNEY TRAFFIC.
That run in the morning is CHAOTIC, I would hate to drive in the city every single day for work.... how are these people not INSANE!!!!
Anyway... Update on James.
James had a very restful weekend, we kept James home and away from any stimulation that may cause anxiety so that he could regulate his system from the overload and trauma of last week. SUCCESS... he had a fantastic day yesterday! He ATE! Yep that's right, HE ATE! The video was posted to Instagram if you wanna check it out!
He was so calm, happy and really in good shape yesterday. There was a family function that we were due to attend yesterday but Theo and I made the decision to not as James has been so overloaded. Its really hard for us sometimes. We have to think of James first and foremost and if we believe a environment is not ok for him we don't expose him to it. Sometimes I feel incredibly bad and guilty because I want nothing more for my children to be surrounded by friends, family and celebrations but Sensory Processing Disorder is a REAL thing and to watch him struggle through the PAIN (yes its physical pain to him) is so hard to watch. He is getting so much better than he was and one day very soon we will be able to do more and more because soon his communication will be so good that he can tell us what he needs rather than have 5 hour meltdowns.
One of the things James' psychologist said to me when he was first diagnosed was to LIMIT all anxiety situations. We do as much as we can and for that reason overall James is a HAPPY little man.
Something funny for you all... I just rang James' Pre School to see if he is going ok. His support worker was like 'what is up with him today'?.... she was laughing. I said WHY??? She said he is so happy with so much energy! LOL LOL LOL thats the antibiotics LOL...
I dont feel bad at all... ENJOY ENERGETIC JAMES (insert evil laugh).