Sam Speaks

Boo has had a good few days, though is a bit tired from all the festivities. He did enjoy Thanksgiving a lot. He bopped in and out of his room to sample all the food, make his presence known, and then would retreat to the sanctuary of his little den. The day before break, I got the sweetest note from teacher Rosalind. She wrote, “If Boo is not hungry when he gets home today it is because he had a great big lunch! He was still hungry after his first chicken leg and he went to the cafeteria staff and used his Sam to say ‘I AM HUNGRY’. They gave him two more chicken legs. Then we had a late afternoon feast, and he previewed the best of Thanksgiving. He loved the Children’s Theater performance today. Happy Thanksgiving. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. May you all be well and have a wonderful time together.” I am so happy Rosalind is his teacher and that she shares with us what is going on in his day-to-day life when he is away from me. Rosalind, and all the wonderful teachers at Bridge View School and Focus Beyond are why we need to pay teachers and paraprofessionals a better wage.

Today he was out with Peter and got pizza at Carbone’s. He is now happily tucked up in his room, chatting with Sam and watching Sid the Science Kid on his iPad. Tomorrow, we go to visit Midwest Special Services, to see if this would be a good fit for him next year. In the evening, we are going to a parks and recreation music class and sing along. We are looking forward to both.

Yesterday, he had a Special Olympics pizza party to celebrate the end of the season. When he woke up his eyes were not tracking well and he seemed very, very tired. He enjoyed the pizza party and the bowling after but was not at all interested in food. He was acting like he does after he has a seizure, but neither Robert nor I saw or heard him go into one. Usually, he lets out a loud moan before a seizure begins. Though I have a baby monitor in his room, I did not hear any sounds from him all that night. I suppose it is possible that he had a small seizure in his sleep, and I just did not hear anything. To my relief, he seems perky and back to normal today.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Wishing you a blessed and contemplative Advent. Be good humans. Peace.

Author: snort262

I am a wife, mom, long distance runner and fierce autism advocate. My background is in education. Currently, I am a nanny, a tutor, and an autism consultant.

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