Now that Everybody’s Boy is officially “THREE” (insert sob from Mommy here), we’ve started the implementation of our IEP, which means we now have Speech and OT four times every week! It’s hectic, but we are grateful and giving it a go. We really like our new therapists; and are learning lots about how to juggle multiple transitions…not so successfully just yet…but practice makes perfect, right?
But…we got a call to interview for a much coveted spot at the Frank Porter Graham Institute, starting in the fall. This is just the first step of many. It’s a highly competitive process, but I like to consider myself, a highly “ambitious” person, especially in respect to anything related to Peter. Interview is next Thursday, I’ll be updating.
We also went to a Durham Bulls game, with Peter’s Giggle Friends class. It was a blast. Peter got to sit in a sky-box and sing “Take me out to the ballgame”, and grandpa had a blast too!
Peter had surgery this morning. They placed bilateral tubes in his ears. Hopefully this will knock out the recurrent ear infections (4 in 4 months!). We also had blood drawn for genetic testing while he was under. Good thing he was out because they had to stick him several times – finally found a vein but he looks like a tiny pin cushion. We should have results in a week or so. Does one hope to find something or not, I don’t even know.
Peter is participating in the Autism Society of North Carolina’s Run/Walk fundraiser. We’re actually doing the “tot trot” because the thought of running/walking a 5K alone, or especially WITH, a three year old is demented. Anyway, we’ve set a fundraising goal of $1000. If you go to the Event home page, I’m excited to report, that Peter is currently the TOP fundraiser! If you are looking for a worth cause, and have fallen in love with Everybody’s boy, your support would be most appreciated. How amazing of a statement would it be for our little guy to end up being the top fundraiser for this HUGE event? All that aside, it’s an amazing organization that does amazing work, on a shoe-string budget and we are proud to be members. You can find a link in the right sidebar (or just click here) of the blog to donate. While you’re over there —->, check out my friend Claudia’s research blog on education and Autism. She’s an amazing, and renowned journalist, mother and advocate who has spent the past year working on great project. I think you’ll like it.
It’s 6:47 p.m. on a Friday night, and it’s all I can do to keep my eyes open. I’ll post something with substance soon, I promise.