07 23 2010 What A Night! What A Day!

07 23 2010 Lizzy 10 am

Well Lizzy was up most of the night with “Terminal Goldilocks Syndrome”. She did not know what she wanted or needed. Cat naps all night.

Screaming, pulling on her lip, skipping, throwing fits. She has reverted back to all of these old behaviors.

As of 230 pm she has calmed down a little. Her speech is not as clear and she is not speaking as much. What can I say, she is upset. No matter what we do.

As of 3pm she is having a fit because she can’t go outside in the rain. We are having rain for the next three days. Yikes! I pray that she will accept the weather and comply with us.

The power has been going off and on and the symbolism is amazing. That is exactly how I am. Power on. Power off.

The plus is that Lizzy loves candles. I do too. The safety factor is the only drag. I read that one can cleanse a room with candles. My mom gave me a great mixture to clean with that also can clear a room of funky energy. Mint extract and vanilla. It smells wonderful. Don’t have any proof that it works but it is non toxic and inexpensive. I do it as often as I can.

It’s about 8 pm and she has improved some. We did some more flash cards and she was reading them very easily. These cards are nouns with color descriptions. ie: yellow car.

I was looking for a certain card in our adobe file and speeding right through them. She was watching every single one. Todd has the ability to scan through images quickly. I can’t. Watching him look for things online makes me dizzy. His dyslexia enables him to do it with ease. Maybe Lizzy is dyslexic also. Would not surprise me in the least.

Yo, Amelia here. Sorry I haven’t been contributing, but Lizzy’s condition is hard for me to express my feelings about.

Well, like Mom said Lizzy’s been very iffy today. I don’t pull night shifts. I have in the past, and when she gets like that it’s very hard and stressful. She seems to be in her own world again today. Which is very hard for me ’cause I get all excited when I see her old behavior go away. I think it’s for good, and then it comes back with a vengeance. True sometimes one must go back to go forward, but it is no fun to see our lovely little Lizzy trapped in her old stuff again.

Today, when Dad did the cards with Lizzy she totally loved it. It’s sweet how the two of them hang together. She was playing “Up we go, down we go” with Dad today. Dad lifts Lizzy up and down while saying “Up we go” when she goes up, and “Down we go” when she goes down. I swear the expression of joy on their faces is so sweet and heartwarming it’s amazing. Those little joys are what help all of us get through the stroms.

As 10:55pm Lizzy is sleeping soundly. Hpoefully we will ALL sleep through the night. I pray we do.

Goodnight all, sweet dreams.

3 thoughts on “07 23 2010 What A Night! What A Day!

  1. Natalie LOVES this song! I bought her the Pixar greatest hits for her last birthday. It reminds me of the relationship we have with each other.

    I thought of how far we are from one another and yet we are closer than most sisters who live in close proximity. Amy, I am your sister and your friend. I LOVE YOU! This song is a good one for Lizzy and all her “friends” in her loving family, too.

    You’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got a friend in me
    When the road looks rough ahead
    And you’re miles and miles
    From your nice warm bed
    Just remember what your old pal said
    Boy, you’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got troubles, well I’ve got ‘em too
    There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for you
    We stick together and we see it through
    You’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got a friend in me

    Some other folks might be
    A little bit smarter than I am
    Bigger and stronger too
    But none of them will ever love you the way I do
    It’s me and you
    And as the years go by
    Boys, our friendship will never die
    You’re gonna see
    It’s our destiny
    You’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got a friend in me
    You’ve got a friend in me

    • Cyn,
      Thank you so much for your encouragement. You have been an absolute friend. I am so grateful for you as a friend and sister. I love you, and am so proud to be your sister and friend.

      You’ve got a friend in me too!

  2. Yo Amelia! Good to see you in action on the blog!
    I’m sorry it’s been such a rough time for you.
    Keep up the good work, but try to get some time for yourself to regroup! You deserve it!
    Love ya girl!
    Sweet dreams….. ;-)


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