Monday, August 10, 2009

The Dentist




Autumn had to have a cavity filled on Saturday. Now I know you might be thinking, "HOW THE HECK DO YOU GET AUTUMN TO THE DENTIST????" Well I have a secret . . . it's a peice of cake!!! She loves the dentist!!!! Of course it does help that my best friend IS our dentist!!! Yes Dr. Sarah Brevet is our favorite dentist and she also happens to be my best friend!!!

Of course we couldn't go a day without Autumn's autism getting in the way!!!

Was it the huge needle of novicane that got to her???

NO!

Autumn actually wanted to SEE the needle that Dr. Brevet stuck her with!

Was it the drill noise?

NOOOO!

That noise does not bother her in the least!

Was it the suction device sucking out her saliva???

NOOOOO!!!!

Guess what it was????









The ROOM!!!!

They put Autumn in the front room, a room that she has never been in. We usually get put in the 3rd or 4th room, never the 1st room.

Is the first room any different???

NOOOOOO!!!!

Well, not to you and I, but to Miss Autumn it is a WORLD of a difference!

These is the questions I got from Autumn:

Why are we in this room?
Where is the plastic mat?
Why is the water device different?
Why is this room older?
Why is there a number 9 on the x-ray machine?
Why isn't there a bird feeder outside this window?
Why is their grape vines on the window?
Why are they playing this music?
Why is there a computer on the wall?
Where are the big teeth?
Why?
Why?
Why?

Then Dr. Brevet walked in and got started on her tooth and there was silence. She was calm as a cucumber, and was complimented by all the staff that she was the best patient EVER! Even better then some of the adult patients!!!!!!

I love Autumn and her dentist:)!!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

This and That

Rayne had her second operation last Monday. She is in so much pain and is stuck on the couch! We see the surgeon today so hopefully she will be more mobile after we see him. He is an amazing surgeon, Dr. Todd Ryan from the Edison-Metuchen Ortho Group. Dr. Ryan is so talented and he has a great way of treating his patients. He thinks Rayne is hysterical!!!

Autumn has her ups and downs. Yesterday was a very tough day for her. You could visibly see she could not self-regulate. She was crawling in her own skin. The littlest thing set her off and then it was the point of no return for her. She would not listen to me and I was screaming at her. She started to self-stim by stomping her feet and drooling, putting her hand in her mouth. She also wrapped her self in her blanket, which makes sense if you know anything about sensory disorders. Unfortunately I did not have anymore of her Rispredal and the pharmacy was closed so we just had to deal with it. She finally calmed down after about 90 minutes of screaming, crying, and self-stimming. She then helped me clean her room. We organized everything and she was able to get rid of a lot of toys she does not want. I kept saying to her, "Do you love it? If you don't LOVE it we need to give it away." She has so much stuff, she likes to collect things so I'll find collections of almost anything in bags all over. When I cleaned out her bin in the dining room I found a bag full of 25 water balloons (full of water) she was collecting!!!!

On Saturday I ran the Neptune City 5K! I shaved 1 minute off my time which I'm happy about. It was great running with my friends and family. My two sisters ran, my brother-in-law's brother, Sarah (my BFF), and my friend Ricky from church. We had a great time and as usual my dad was there cheering me on. He has been at every race since I started running 6 months ago!