This week, we had another blood test and are happy to report that at .9, he’s in great therapeutic range and the doctor has decided to leave him be and see how he does when he returns to school.
Overall, we can’t be happier with the results we’ve seen so far. He continues to be more social, having play dates everyday. He’s also trying to get along with his brothers more and likes to help out around the house. Recently, he took on a dog sitting job for a neighbor and has loved earning extra money and even saved up a little to buy himself a desk for his room. This was a big step since he’s never been able to save money, typically spending it right away. He’s also talking about being excited for school to return and hanging out with the cool kids. This is amazing, if you consider that at the end of school a few months back, he wasn’t even able to socialize. Additionally, he continues to take on more adventurous activities without being rattled by his anxieties, simply put... he seems like a normal 10 year old boy!
We don’t have a perfect child by any means, but this is not what we’re striving for. He doesn’t seem drugged-up or like a zombie, instead he’s very engaged, often following me around the house chatting away and seems to have an ease or calm about him. At times, he falls into old behavioral habits of acting poorly, but unlike the past, we’re able to reason with him and guide him on how he should act. This is a first, since in the past, any type of correction would lead to escalating behavior or even a rage.
So what can I say, we’re living our dream right now. I feel like we have our son back and he’s seeing life with a new pair of eyes. Praise God and pray that this success continues!
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