Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Update on the Homefront

After a few appointments and interviews, the doctor at Children's Hospital thinks our son has Asperger's. It is tough to think that there really is something wrong with him that he won't outgrow but at least it gives us something to work with and he is healthy otherwise.

I am in the midst of planning my mother's 60th birthday party in Missouri. From Maryland. Can I tell you how much fun that is? I am trying to hunt down her friends whom I haven't seen or heard from in years all without her catching on. She is staying with us right now to watch our son so it is difficult to say the least. The best part is the place that is going to wind up doing the catering doesn't have menus or set prices. Hey, what can I say. It is a tiny dot on the map and things are much slower there.

My brother is going to drive down from Kansas City with me when I fly to Missouri. I am so excited because I haven't seen him in 3 years. I'm not so sure my Mom is going to be as excited so I am keeping it as a "surprise".

I burned my face and shoulders on Saturday for like the millionth time this summer. I know better but somehow always forget to put on sunscreen. My face is going to be like a baseball mitt by the time I turn 40.

I think that is about it. Sorry I haven't been back around since my last post but I appreciate the support and comments. It is great to know you are here when I can get back into a regular reading/commenting mode.


thewishfulwriter said...

Melissa, I'm just now catching up on my blog reading and i can imagine how difficult it must be to hear that your son has Aspergers. If you'd like to talk about it, April and I are very familiar with Aspergers. Apes more than I am. Several of the students she works with have it and they are WONDERFUL. If there's anything we can do to help as you start down this path, please let us know.

Amanda said...

That's tough. They thought my younger brother had Asperger's because of how he would fixate on one thing to the point of obsession, how he didn't really have great social skills, etc. so I feel you on that.