Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 12 (!)


What a relief to be home, safe and sound, with all that adventure behind us. And what an adventure it was. I'm so glad that my only regret was not taking more pictures of Trevor and I together. I mean, that's a pretty minor regret...don't you think? Trevor doesn't regret it at all. He can't understand why I care that we have pictures of us together. Funny.

So, all 12 days of our out-of-town part of therapy are done. But never fear...the drama isn't! We still have 18 (!) days of home therapy to go!!! Phew! I counted up the total hours we have ahead of us...20 minutes per session, 2 times per day, for 18 days makes...(I believe) 12 hours of therapy. (I haven't been the sharpest knife in the drawer, correct me if my math was wrong.)

12 hours! Here's what our next step looks like: We have a portable light box that is about the size of, oh, I don't know...a kleenex box...and we will plug it in and flip the switch, and Trevor will stare at it. Pretty simple. We have to do this in a totally dark room, first thing in the morning, and last thing at night. Trevor can sit in my lap, or by himself. We can talk, or listen to music or a book on tape. I'm thinking a book on tape sounds like a fantastic way to pass the time, and help us look forward to it. We could listen to a looonngg book with 12 hours to kill!

I'm glad we have more to do. I have to admit, even with my low expectations (or so I thought) I am a little disheartened that I didn't see more change in Trevor. But, I'm trying to keep my chin up, and trust my Father, and keep on praying for what's best for Trevor...(but please, God, let it be know...wonderful!)

It was hard to say good-bye to Pop-B and Linnie today. They were so good to us, and we had so much fun with them. What a peaceful home, and a loving couple. We took some last-day pictures...

of us...

and them...

Aren't they precious??

Then, after many hugs and "Love You"s we hit the road.

After our morning session, we headed to the...

Trevor had finally had enough of the McWane's Center, and wanted to see a museum.

The museum host, or attendant, or whatever, pretty much scared me out of taking pictures, there were so many rules and restrictions. I did take a couple in the lobby, though.

Here's where Trevor wanted to take a picture:

And here's where I wanted to take one:

Neither one showed anything at all of the cool museum. Can you tell I have little-to-no practice with the take-your-own picture technique? Any tips, all you good picture takers? Kim?

Anyway, we had a good time. Trevor showed quite a bit of interest in many of the art pieces. I tried to skip the rooms that had big paintings of naked women :) but we couldn't avoid them entirely. More prominent were the many statues and paintings of naked men! At first Trevor was a bit surprised and confused by that, but then he just started ignoring them. Aaahhh...a sweet little trip to the art museum. :) (I wonder if they do school field trips there? and how does that work???)

At Trevor's last session, I finally took a picture of him in his therapy room...

He liked his therapy...

When he came out, I asked him what he thought about being all done, and he wasn't too sure...

After contemplating for awhile, he said he was glad we were going home, but he was sad that he wouldn't see Pop B and Linnie, or Ms. Erica, for a couple of months. I'm glad he enjoyed them so much!

It was SO good to get back. Tim had popcorn and smoothies going (even though it's not Sunday), and he showed me around the house, to see all the work he did while I was gone. (The funny thing about that is, he had to SHOW me, because I am SO not observant. We went in the bathroom, which he had done TONS of work to, and, no kidding, it took me like 15 minutes to realize that he had taken down the nasty plastic accordion-style shower doors, and put up a curtain rod. Good grief!!)

Buddy is probably 3 times a large as he was when I left, and was SO happy to see me. Sweet as it was that he remembered me, I can't wait to have him gone. It is just too hard on my heart to have him around, knowing we can't keep him.

SO! This ends the daily-posting-frenzy that I have been on! I'll probably go back to my weekly posts, unless something really, really exciting happens. It's one thing to stay up late and blog when it's just me and Trevor, but it's another thing when my best friend is chillin' out, reading a good book in a nice cozy bed, and I'm sitting alone with a nosy cat in my chair, and freezing my feet off under a desk.

In closing, we really, really appreciate all the prayers and encouragement we have received from so many people!...our friends, our families, our families' friends, our friends' families, and our church. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! We are so blessed!!!

1 comment :

  1. I was actually quite impressed when I saw your self-taken photos...and that was before I read your request for advice! Congrats, you've nailed it :) Thank you so much for all of the time you put into posting. It helps us who are far away feel closer & more in touch as well as helping us know how to pray. Sure sounds like Trev had the time of his life...can I go to therapy next???
    And if Pop B and Linnie are reading this: thank you so very much for taking such loving care of my family. :)
    <3 Kim