Day 5. I cannot believe we have already been here a week!! Dylan was still unhappy with us today and started getting pretty frustrated towards the end of the therapy. He was fed up, and he was not quiet about it! But, now he has a weekend off :)
As we were doing the treatment today, we were talking with Jackie (the girl who does the treatment on Dylan), and we were discussing about different kids that she has worked with. She said that she did not want to scare us, but many of the kids have needed 5-6 months of treatments and in some cases, more. We have initially prepared ourselves for 3 months knowing that it could be less or more. I can’t lie, when she said that, my heart dropped. Of course we will do everything we can to do what is best for Dylan, but we miss our home. For those of you who don’t know, we rented out our house for Spring Training this year. We moved out of our home at the beginning of February and have been living out of suitcases since. I am not complaining, but just being honest….I miss home. I miss my bed. I miss the normalcy of every day…and we have only been here a week. Please pray for me specifically. I tend to be a HUGE planner, and all of this is completely out of my control. I know that is exactly where the Lord wants me and is teaching me and stretching me, but it is still hard. Pray that we can get into a new routine and a new normal, for now. The boys are so confused, and Andrew keeps asking to go home. We are really enjoying the perks of being on the coast and plan to take full advantage of that…so it’s not all too bad :)
Sleeping in the same room with the boys presents it’s own challenges. Overall, they both sleep great, but Andrew has crazy dreams and talks a lot in his sleep. Last night he woke up screaming “NO! NO! NO!” I felt so bad for him, maybe thinking he was being chased by a something or someone….but then he continued…”Don’t take my sandwich! That’s my sandwich!” Oh Andrew….such scary dreams :) I got him settled down and assured him that nobody was taking his sandwich and returned to bed and to my snoring husband. What is it like to be a man and NOT HEAR A THING?? EVER?!? I would not know…I hear EVERYTHING.
Today we headed down to Horton Plaza in downtown San Diego. I love it there. We walked around and enjoyed being outdoors and window shopping. They are doing a lot of construction outside of the mall, so the boys enjoyed watching the big diggers gather dirt and dump it. Andrew was enthralled. Dylan was enthralled with something else….THE DOORS! The Gap there had automatic doors…and oh boy, Dylan was ECSTATIC! I took a little video so you can see how much he loves them!
Thank you for checking in on us and following along on this new adventure!!