April 12, 2008

Sometimes a blessing.....

Nevin doesn't seem to "own" his calendar.   He is able to identify the month, day, year........ but he doesn't own it.  He hasn't learned to "use" it, rather he still relies on me.   So I've been thinking about ways to make it more usable for him, like moving his calendar to his room, so it could become more of his "wake-up routine" to figure out what day it is and what the plans are.   Maybe changing our "bingo stamping" method to something that would be a little easier to correct if any over eager stamping happened.

But today, it's actually kind of a blessing that he doesn't know that he's missing Special Olympics track and field day.  The doctor recommended no running after our visit yesterday.   After a sleepless night Thursday night, we figured out that he needed to go to the doctor for pain and swelling in one of his testicles. Doctor thinks ..... maybe just bruised or slight torsion, .... who knows... he gave us a script for antibiotics if it gets worse and said to rest   ........... anyways....... no special olympics today.    And Nevin didn't notice...... that he missed it.    The weather wasn't good (cold and rainy/snow flurries) so I don't feel too bad about missing it (especially since I'm still feeling so yucky with my cold).    

I just talked with Nevin about it and he's a little disappointed, but okay with it.  There's always next year!


4 comments:

kellyds said...

Ouch. I hope this is just a passing thing and he gets better quickly. (I can just picture him, busily decorating his calendar with Bingo stamps.)

Renna said...

I'm sorry you guys are dealing with sick stuff. :-(

Amy, A Redeemed Sheep said...

Yesterday would have been miserable at the Special Olympics, but it would have been nice to decide to stay home for that reason, rather than being sick. :o(

Are you two better today?

amy flege said...

aww man. I hope it gets better and that you get better too!!