12/4/2011 More Firsts!

Lizzy slept very well again last night. Still no sleep aids and uninterrupted. Yes!

Her brother Howard is still fussy throughout the night and I too am not able to sleep well.  With all of the information and research I am processing it is no surprise. Plus I have taken the Vermox 100mg because we all have to be treated at the same time. 

 I feel Howard is responding to the parasite clearing of Vermox 100mg. He is constantly kicking his little feet and it seems that he is being awakened by something. Could be itchy anus due to the parasites. Plus he constantly has his fingers in his mouth. Precursor to teething or parasites? Hmmmm?? Wish he could tell me. So until that day I have to remain vigilant and figure it out. For now I am sticking to theory that his behavior is due to parasites and the medication. Time will tell and it stands until I can figure something else out.

Lizzy has been very happy and willing to be a part of her environment for longer periods. Today she brought her small, orange basketball to me and mumbled something to me. I said “Ok you want to play ball, here catch.” For the first time she backed up kept her eye on the ball and caught it. She did it 3 more times in a row. She spotted her reflection in the computer that was next to her so she did not catch the next three, but when she did keep her eye on the ball she caught it. This is very very encouraging.

Lizzy also brought me an elastic band to make a pony tail in her hair. Amelia and I wear our hair in a pony tail all of the time. It keeps our hair out of our faces and I do it when I am in work mode. As I made the small pony tail on top of her head she smiled and watched herself in the mirror. No camera available, sorry.

 It has been colder here the past few days so I put on a light jacket while I was inside. Lizzy immediately noticed and went to her hook to look for her jacket. I handed it to her and she put it on, just like me.

What this tells me is that she is mimicking her mom like every other little girl. She has never done this before to this degree. Katie has done it from day one and she is not even 2. I am so encouraged by the recent developments.

After dinner it was bath time. Katie and Lizzy took a bath together tonight for the first time. Before Lizzy stepped in to the bath tub she urinated on the bathroom rug. Nothing new. But this time she observed what was happening and said “What happened, I’m sorry.” Very cool indeed. Another first. That is three in one day. Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Did the Nux Vomica have something to do with it? (Remember I gave it to her about a week ago to help her sleep.) Is the Vermox 100 mg doing it or both? I need to meet with Dori Vallis ND next week so we’ll see.

Hopefully we will have more firsts tomorrow.

Sweet Dreams and strength for another day of recovery