Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Been a while...

It has been a while since I posted.  Sorry for the delay.  I believe there is a saying that goes something like this, "Life is what happens while you are making plans", which strongly applies to me.  Not sure where to start so let first throw out something random.  My aspie had surgery (unrelated to Aspergers) and had a difficult time dealing with the pain of the surgery and the recovery.  People do not realize that many aspie kids have heightened senses--hearing, smelling, tasting, touch.  So naturally pain is amplified as well.  What may seem like a minor scrape to you and me is a pulsating terrifying pain to an Aspie.  Now imagine trying to recover from the pain of a fairly major surgery with the pain amplified 10x.  I am happy to report that after 2 long weeks of tears, anguish, and suffering my Aspie has recovered and is doing better than before the surgery.

As for schooling, I still deal with the nuances of the administration on my back.  However, I finally accomplished getting my Aspie officially recognized as a special education student.  Along with this came a wonderful surprise.  After completing numerous tests for intelligence, my Aspie scored off the charts and is now being considered for the gifted program. 


  1. Aw, I am so sorry to hear how much you both have been going through. I knew about the surgery, but didn't know it was so rough for both of you. I am glad he is on the mend (maybe you can get rested up now, too).

    Congrats on the fabulous test results, though! I am really not surprised--all of your wonderful posts and the parts of your life that you have been so kind as to share have convinced me that he is a wonderfully bright boy, and that you have helped make him so. You should BOTH be proud!


  2. Thanks, Terri. It's always nice to read your encouraging words. I am happy too that things are falling into place. There's no greater love than a mother for her child.

  3. So glad you finally made it through the ordeal of surgery. :(

    And, I can't believe you had trouble getting special education services for him! Do they do IEP's (Individualized Education Program) at his school? That's what mine has... which helps a little. :}

    Yay! So cool that he scored so high! Although I am honestly not the least bit surprised... with these kids, MOST of them are highly intelligent. It's less of a learning disability than it is a communication/social skill "difference"... it's hard to get good grades and fit into a classroom when the RULES don't make sense and the world is all wonky to you. They get the academic information, they just don't get why the hell they need to do things YOUR way.

  4. I couldn't have said it better, Angela. That's exactly right. It is always an eye opener for me when I'm helping my child do his homework b/c he will answer a question in a way that is correct in the real world but would be counted as wrong in school.

    As for the IEP, we decided to go with the 504 plan as we felt he didn't need as much help as the IEP provides. However, should he need to change to the IEP in the future that is always an option.

    I am hoping that after our move he will fit into his new school. We are trying to find a small school for him as we think he would do best where he can recognize all the people and not be so overwhelmed his surroundings. Too many people and too big of spaces is hard for him. He gets lost just going from his classroom to the bathroom at his current school. The teacher has to send another child to accompany him every time.