Sunday, May 13, 2012


I should not be saying this. I should not be putting it out there in black and white.

I know this, but I'm doing it anyway.

Something is going on with Noah.

It's hard to describe. It's mostly subtle. But I see it.

His teacher sees it.

It's something good.

I think something clicked!

He's more agreeable. He's happier. He's more tuned in.

He understands his math homework and just needs me to supervise, not hold his hand through each problem as before.

He's reading marginally better. More fluently.

He's turning out his bedroom light with out a reminder. He isn't giving us grief when we ask him to turn the TV off in the basement. 

We've also had a few good conversations that he initiated. He asked what "retard" meant, and we had a great conversation about why it was mean to use that word and where it came from. Then today he asked what "suicide" is.

Yesterday he was sitting on the front lawn and two kids across the street were teasing him. He handled it like a champ and didn't take the bait. That is so huge!

It's only been a week. It's mostly in school and for the couple hours after he comes home.

He's still struggling when Rich and Kiel get home and the dynamic changes. He can still be a total butt head. In fact he proved that today after a celebratory ice cream sundae and landed himself in bed at 7pm.

I don't know how long this will last, but I'm going to enjoy it for as long as it does!



  1. Congratulations, Kristine! I know it's the little things. We've been having trouble for two years getting my son to poop in the potty. Yesterday during his bath he told me he had 14 stickers. I told him that no, he had 13. Then he told me that while my husband and I had been outside building our new deck he had PAUSED. his. video game and gone to the bathroom and pooped all on his own. This is huge for him and I am so proud! I hope Noah continues to improve!

    1. I SO get the potty thing. I agree that is huge! You should be proud. The little things can mean so much!

  2. Woo! Please, figure out the catalyst and share! I will pay you!
    Definitely enjoy it and I'll keep my fingers crossed that this doesn't bring on the you -know- what- curse.

    1. Well, I think it has to do with the latest medication change. We switched his Tenex to the long-acting Intuniv. Also adjusting his Lamictal.

  3. I'm a new follower but I wanted to stop lurking and post that I think it's absolutely wonderful that you are seeing some changes in Noah! I hope it keeps up and only gets better for you guys.

  4. Yea! celebrate those victories wherever you can.

  5. Maybe we are a good influence!