I'm WAY behind on blogging. My rhythm is off. I haven't been getting much sleep because the girls are having a rough time. Junior has been getting her two year molars. Magoo is experiencing a lot of anxiety. I'm sure she's picking up on my anxiety as we're applying for medical assistance for her Autism Spectrum Disorder. We just had a follow-up appointment with the child psychiatrist. We discussed increasing her melatonin supplement slightly to see if that helps and have actually discussed the use of medication to help her sleep. The goal is that if we improve her sleep she'll be less anxious during the day and have fewer outbursts of aggression. There has been a lot of aggression lately and unfortunately Junior is really getting beat up. She gets bit, hit, pushed, and yesterday I watched her get hit violently three times on the head. It's so sad. It's sad for my sweet little one and it's equally sad for my Magoo. I feel terrible that she's so frustrated. I hate that she doesn't know how to express herself.
There may be some people to say that Autism is a blessing - that it's changed their lives for the better. I'm not there yet. I really hate that it's hijacked my little girl's brain. I hate that she was born with this and will die with this. I hate this level of anxiety that everyone is feeling. I'd like to get past this but I just see our challenges getting bigger for the time being. I guess time will tell. Sorry for the rant. I'm really feeling the stress.
This Mom Loves these sweet girls. I hope that we can find some rhythm and some balance around here soon.