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.