Thursday, May 31, 2007

I am so proud of Noah

I know I have posted about Noah's neurological issues before. He was diagnosed with a brain injury related to a stroke he had in-utero. He is also tentative aspergers. he has a disconnect in the processes of his brain and has anger issues, issues with self soothing etc.

We have been working on medications this last year to try and slow things down in his brain so that he can function. He went back to public school this year and really struggled at first. He was failing. He was being bullied all the time . The teacher would not listen when I told him his process of learning. We finally got through to her, and she changed her ways with him.

We found that the zoloft he was on was actually exaggerating his problems and making them worse and we switched to a new medication (trazadone) in January, and it has been a world of difference. he is finally affectionate. He will allow me to hug him and will also initiate a hug. For almost 8 years we have had the opposite...he would pull away if you tried to touch hi. I cry almost every time because I just can't believe it is him! (he actually climbed up on the couch and sat next to me the other day and then leaned over and SNUGGLED ME! I looked at Shawn with this dumbfounded look on my face and he was looking at me the same way!

He has made the honor roll 3 quarters in a row his award was for "high honor roll" which is straight-A's!

He also WON A BIKE from the local car dealership for perfect attendance.

I am so proud of him. I am so glad to finally see him happy. To see a smile on his face.
And he has actually made a FRIEND!I just had to share-it was such a hard decision to start him on medications, but now I am so glad that we did.


Tara said...

I am so proud of him too and EVER SO HAPPY for you! Sounds like he is doing SO well and you all totally deserve it!!

Tarrie said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and even I feel happy for Noah and his successes! I am happy for you too because I know that you give your life to your kids and its nice to receive some affection in return.