Mondays, Meltdowns & Change

Bubbles with Rachel

Mondays are always such a draining day. Monday’s are my day off and they are longgggg. Ha! Ha! We all work long and hard around here!

I woke David up at 7:00AM and got him out the door to catch the bus to preschool. I turned back around and woke Christian up for breakfast and a quick Dora the Explorer show before his first ABA therapist rings the doorbell. Ricky woke up shortly after that.

Naomi was the first therapist to show this morning and she got the bright side of Christian – when he really wants to play and learn. Naomi stayed from 8:30AM-12:00PM. Their session went pretty well but i think Christian was a little tired.

We had company over the weekend and Christian went into a bit of a sensory overload with so many people in the house. He never wants to sleep in his room but of course he wanted to last night because of our visitors. Ugh. Last night, he also had a night terror and kept telling me,”I want to go home!” (sobbing). Those night terrors don’t hit all too often, but when they do, they can be lengthy – plus i don’t think he was understanding what i was saying (not truly awake and all).

Anyway, Julie arrived at 12:30PM or so. She did the second round of therapy with Christian until about 2:30PM. We had a sub show up shortly after that by the name of Sam, who was supposed to stay from 2:30PM-5:00PM, but Christian konked out on him pretty much instantly. Poor guy!

In between all that we had David arrive from preschool around 12:00PM and he looked like he had fun (covered in green paint). I made everyone a gluten free version of spaghetti and everyone devoured it. Yay! It was after lunch that was a big downer though. David noticed something or someone was missing. A huge meltdown was surfacing.

David lost his first ever lead therapist this Friday – Rachel. Rachel was not only David’s very first therapist, she was his lead therapist at one point and right up until Friday, she was with him for a session everyday and some days, the entire day. Rachel left us to move to Texas and i often joked that i was going to have to move to Texas too, so that she could continue ABA for David. She was not just a therapist, but a friend and really just a part of our family – we often joked that she would just need to stay at our house and in exchange we would give her the Cars race car bed.

Today David looked to the door as he did Friday when Rachel left – he knew something was changing, something was wrong. I don’t want to say he’s regressing just yet but i can tell that a mini regression may be in progress. Today was rough.

David melted down for a few hours and gave his new therapist, Tracy – HELL. I felt really bad for Tracy. David literally ran away from her each time he saw her – we need to try to build rapport again. He really didn’t want to work with Julie today either. He didn’t eat, sleep, work or play well at all. It’s so hard to see this change in him. I shutter to think of how it will be a school for him tomorrow.

There are huge changes coming for David with his therapy schedule and i can’t say that i like it. I wish that everyone could find a way to make things work and find a way to meet in the middle. It’s really frustrating. I don’t want David to lose those ABA hours that he desperately needs either. All i can do is pray that God will sort things out and that he will place his hands on the hearts of everyone involved in David and Christian’s therapies – give us all understanding, patience and open our ears and eyes to what the most important focus should be – David and Christian.

Published by Puzzled Mommy

I'm a warrior mom to nothing but boys! I am the only girl in my house which means i'm the queen. I'm a 30 something, Chicana, a Warrior mom, Advocate, Marketing Director, a Daughter, a Sister, a Military Mom, a Tia, a G-ma, a Friend, a Chacon, an Espinosa, a McNiel #Huelga #Resist I'm a mom that buy's "organic" "green" & "made in the USA!" My hubby calls me: "Mi Amor", "Mi Vida", "Mi Corazon", "Babe" or "McNiel" and my son's call me: "Mom" or "Mama". I love social media, laughing, smiling, gardening, decorating, traveling (when i can) and of all things: cleaning my house! I like going for rides on the Harley's, colorful tattoo's, eBaying & browsing Etsy as often as i can, fighting for a cause, & empowering myself and those around me. I have a great job at Poverello House as the Director of Volunteer Services. I have met and continue to meet individuals at Poverello House who will remain a special part of my life. I truly learn something new everyday!

10 thoughts on “Mondays, Meltdowns & Change

  1. Thanks Alicia! You may recognize the names of some of the girls. They are are part of STARS @ KC Kids. We just filled out paperwork to get David into Circles there at KC Kids too. Thanks for reading – i miss you all in the choir but my boys don’t do so great in church. It would be better if we had some sort of Sunday school during mass or at least somewhere that the kids could go and play (and yell) – i’d be will to help run it lol!

  2. Getting the right therapy in place can be so challenging. We know your pain when good therapists leave and you have to start all over. We too will pray that God wil work it out for you. -Leah & Molly

    1. Thank you! We love prayers! Today was a better day for David & good for Christian too. I stayed home with them because my infant was not feeling well & i was up from 3-5am with him. Even though i was tired, i enjoyed seeing them have great days with ABA.

  3. Im sorry to hear about Rachel leaving! That must be difficult for David and u as parents!! I hope he continues to build a relationship with the new therapist!! Glad Christian is getting his hours too 🙂

    1. I know it! We miss her and hope she’s doing great in Texas – with another child that needs her! I’m working on some schedule changes again but they may not be until June 😦

  4. Give David a hug for me and tickle Christian’s pits lol. I miss those kids and you guys bunches. Tell Rick I said “go Broncos!” Hahahaha

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