Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Beautiful day..and a Bella update



As I sit here in my lounge chair out on my deck and look up this s what I see........ Isn't that beautiful...and guess what I hear..the wind blowing the trees...and why because both kids are napping...can you say WHAT???? yep thats right..so I thought I would blog a bit..I know its been a while. So today Bella had her first appt. with Tennessee early Intervention, which is a group that will help if she is Autistic, they do great therapy to help her if she is accepted. So right now we are moving on to step 2. We are pretty sure she does have it, We had an appointment with the Bill Wilkerson Speech & Hearing back in the summer for her Hearing appointment that she passed, then we had a speech evaluation in sept. that she didn't do to well on, basically she doesn't hardly speak at all, she does say mommy, daddy occasionally and No and baby some times and a word or two here and there ...today and yesterday I swear she is saying hawaii..promise. We have an appointment at the Kennedy Center at Vanderbilt on November 10 to diagnose her if she is autistic. We will be starting speech therapy 1-2 times a week pretty soon where they will teach me how to use sign language to help her until she speaks. Everyone keeps telling me I am doing the right things and the earlier I catch this is will help in the long run....It is so hard to hear but I am staying strong and praying each and everyday that this will turn out for the best..afterall she is still perfect to me. I think the praying is really working because I have met 3 different people over the last couple of months that deal with this on a regular basis , Doug who also works at Vanderbilt, My next door neighbor Shawn has a son also, and Misty I girl I met at my yard sale on Saturday. Misty used to run a support group of Moms with Autistic children here in White House..how wonderful is that I have all of these people within my reach to help me.. I think God answered my prayers and is pointing me in the right direction...don't you think? So anywho I am trying my best to be postive and take each day as it comes, I know a lot of people are behind me (my Sister and Uncle Dave,My mom, & Ronnie's Mom) and want to help her as much as I do..and I thank you all for that..I am sure going to need you.This was bella scrapbooking with me a while back, and her at Chuck E Cheese on the Horse..she really liked this.

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

you are so right, you know that we are right behind you, and we will be here for Bella, No matter what it takes we are here, for the long haul. I will do anything and everything I can, from keeping Bishop to teaching Bella new stuff, and you know Dave would go to the Moon for her, your not alone, not for 1 second, we are here for Ronnie, you , Bella, and Bishop too.

Scrapping Julie said...

everything is going to be just fine. it will be exhausting at times. but it will be just fine!
a whole new world is opening up. embrase it. love you, love those babies!

Angela S. said...

Thanks fot the swwet comment on my blog. And I hope to see you next month. I came to your blog and started reading and I could feel my eyes swelling up. I hate that you are going through this. But remenmber if the Lord brought you to it he will see you through it.. My prayers are with you and your family..

Angela S. said...

I guess I need to proof read first before I publish ...Sorry...

Gina said...

Best of luck with everything. Julie has all my contact information-my husband and I teach a sign language class if you need some help with that. I will look through my stuff and see if I still have some sign books geared for children.