As I said in my last post, I’m only gonna post if anything happens….and a couple of things have occurred which, I thought I would post about. ( we live a very uneventful life really!!)
The other week we all went to one of the museums in Cambridge. It all started out well, we went on the bus, fine, got off and went into town, fine, then S said can I look in the Disney shop for a new Woody. He’s always been into Toy Story, and we have LOADS of Woody’s!
I said ok because he had turned the last one into Rimmer from red dwarf (drew an H on his forehead!) and we couldn’t get it off, so he wanted a new one.
So I bought him one and he got it out the box etc and from that point on, it all went a bit downhill. He turned in to Autistic S, his body language changed, he became very rigid in his movements, his speech became very toddler like. OK so it’s not really downhill but- before I had bought him the Woody, he was acting just like any other child.
TO cut a long story short, he got a bit bored in the museum in the end, and he also said he was scared in there so we went to the shop and I got a few little things, and I turned around and there he was, crying his eyes out! I sat him down asking him whats the matter and in between the crying, he said he wanted a fan and couldn’t have one because I had already bought him stuff but he didn’t know they were there!! I sat there thinking….”all this crying over a 75p FAN!!
I bought him one and he was absolutely fine, fanning himself because it was hot, and then he started to return to acting like an everyday child like he was when we got to Cambridge.
Its so bizarre how he can act in different ways, changing suddenly. He’s always has been like this since he started school, acts just like the rest of the kids in school, then acts completely different at home, hiding his autism from his peers. I put the change in Cambridge down being out of routine, a new place to visit which he had not been to before, all the usual stuff, but it still amazes me, and makes me wonder if he realizes he acts one way, then another so quickly? Although he’s been acting quite “baby like” lately because it’s the holidays.
The second snippet is basically S is off to have another hearing test because we think he may be slightly Deaf. When he was under 5, he had lots of ear infections and perforated his eardrum twice. At about 6 they tested his hearing and he was deaf in one ear, BUT it resolved itself. so I thought!! The thinking now is that maybe he just got used to it, because the other day I was calling and calling him, and he had his back to me. After shouting at him, he turned around and said to me, all ”matter of fact…” you know I cant hear you unless I’m looking at you”
OMG! well, I went to the Doctors, hence the hearing test, which we are waiting for. The Doctor seemed quite convinced that he was maybe lip reading a bit to compensate.
BTW I saw a new Doctor and she was LOVELY!! she took his autism into account, even ASKED ME ABOUT IT!! I nearly fell over in shock!!!!
I’ll post about the results of the hearing test, not sure when the appointment is gonna be yet, soon hopefully!! apart from that we are all just milling around waiting for the school hols to finish cos we are BORED!
Oh and I’ve taken up knitting socks!! its quite therapeutic really and I’m making cool stripey socks for S at the moment!!
And I almost forgot… I passed my open university course so I now have a Cert. in humanities! woho00oo