I wanted to ask you to pray for us on Thursday. This is the day
of Zak's appointment with an autism specialist. I have been
busy filling out paperwork and getting and accurate record of every test and procedure he has had done in the last 5 1/2 years. To date he has 14 different doctors - (there have been A LOT of phone calls made this week getting accurate information for the Thursday visit).
We made a decision 2 weeks ago to take him off all medication he was taking for the autism. He continues to take meds for his blood pressure. May I say, since taking him off his meds 2 weeks ago, we have seen HUGE changes. I am just amazed and praising the Lord!! One of the biggest changes has been that he is finally sleeping through the night and we are having to wake him up in the morning. What a change this has been!
~I also have been praying and asking the Lord to give me wisdom in regards to his therapy's. We have wanted to do ABA therapy; but with us moving here soon, it was not advantageous for us to start a program; only to have to discontinue it in a few months. I have started my own therapy with him based on the ABA philosophy. It has been a daunting task and I have not been sure if I could do it. Currently, I am doing 3-4 therapy sessions with him each day. He is really enjoying doing the work; and we are seeing him catching onto some things even away from the therapy sessions. It has been exciting.
Even though I have started the therapy with him though, I have been concerned that I need to know more of the intricacies of how to do the sessions correctly. I just prayed and prayed that the Lord would open a door for me to learn about the therapy and know deep down in my heart and in my head that I was doing it 'right'. I got a call this morning from an organization that will test Zak and be able to show me exactly where he is in regards to his understanding. This will give me a clear picture of where to start him in the therapy. They will do an evaluation with him ( 3 hours long) and then give me all the information on where he is at . They will test language, hearing, and IQ.
~So, if God lays it on your heart - pray for us Thursday as we see this specialist. I am excited to see what he has to offer for us. I know that God has a plan for Zak - and as his Mom I want to make sure that I do everything I can to make sure that he reaches God's full potential for him.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I am so glad you did.