Trusting God - Stepping Ahead - One Small Step at a Time


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!
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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.

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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.

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I told them the evaluation would be great. Then I explained to them how I just was unsure exactly how to do the therapy and wished I had more knowledge and training that normal line therapist's have. That was when they told me that would be able to train me on how to do the therapy - I would essentially get all the training that their therapist receive! I was so excited!! I knew that God was answering my prayers. To top it all off, every single test and training will be covered under his insurance. PRAISE THE LORD!

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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.



Blessings,

~Martie

18 comments:

A Note From Theresa said...

I'll be praying.

the Weigt Family said...

First of all, of course we will be sure to pray for Zak and you guys. How exciting to see God begin to open doors!!! May I also say that the first picture of him on this blog is AWESOME...What a great shot! Love and Prayers, Heather

Tania said...

I will be praying. This really touched my heart. What a cute profile picture. (-:

Daughter of the King said...

Oh yes, I will pray for you, for Zak etc....
Deby

BarbaraLee said...

Thanks for stopping by. That is funny. I usually label them because the kids help or the color is diff. I don't use homemade stuff. I do try and use enviroment friendly stuff.

Melissa said...

Martie,

Wow! I am overwhelmed! So many things opening up at once for Zakkie (and you)! How amazing! How exciting! Hug him for me! :) We continue to pray for God's direction. We miss you bunches! Keep us posted!

Love,
Melissa

Cajunchic said...

I will definitely be praying for you as I know the stress of dealing with a special needs child and all the horrible evals and appointments.

Jodi said...

I am praying for your family as you move forward on things with Zach. I know that while the testing is a good thing and having the results is a good thing, it's still a little daunting having it in front of you. That's WONDERFUL about the insurance! We have been fighting insurance all year over coverage for Cade and speech therapy.

Genevieve Hinson said...

May you a positive outcome on Thursday!

Thank you very much for participating in Blogging for Autism Awareness in April.

I've added you to the blogroll and wanted to stop by and say hello and thanks. :)

~g

Susan said...

Praying for you both as you go to that appointment. Praise the Lord for His provision in the training and medical care you need! And Zach looks like such a sweetheart in his pictures!

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

I will certainly pray for sweet Zak!

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

Zak is very blessed to have you as a Mom. I will be praying and I am so very happy that God has opened the door and provided the material means whereby you will be able to have the training you need to help him better. God bless you all. connie from Texas

Tori said...

Hi I just found you. What an adorable kid!
Praying for you both!

Sondra said...

What awesome pictures of Zak. Those are so adorable! What a great blessing that insurance will cover the testing for you and for the progress he is making. Just two weeks ago I stopped taking the massive amounts of medicines that the doctors had me on and I have never felt better. I know the medical situation is way different but I do believe that too many doctors are just quick fixing with all the meds. Sometimes they do more harm than good. I will say a prayer for you all.

HsKubes said...

Just seeing this today but praying the Lord will continue to work.
Rejoicing with you in the, already, answers to prayer!
What a wonderful God we serve!

~ Christina

Becky K. said...

Wow! I love it when God is that prompt with a direct answer to prayer. You sound like you are on the right track.
I'll be praying for all of you.
Becky K.

Sharon said...

Martie,
I'm a little late reading this prayer request, but I do hope that everything turned out well.
He is a precious child and God has plans for each of His children.

Mimi said...

I just read your post...I pray that all went well with the tests...and you will be able to do the therapy with him...God worked it out so wonderfully didn't He!!!
In Him,
Mimi