Friday, October 16, 2009


For all of the areas Anna is behind there are some things she is doing that seem far ahead to me. For example, I went to bed last night and turned my alarm on never paying attention to what the clock said. I usually look at the time on the channel guide on the tv and really see no need to compare it to the alarm clock time. So I went to sleep around and slept until about 2:30 when Anna got up. She is not sleeping again! I was up with her until about 4:45 and finally she and I both fell back asleep. The alarm went off at 5 and I got up to get ready for work. I really had to leave the house on time because I had to drop the kids off at the fire station since Christy is out of town. Every time she goes out of town I am reminded more and more of how blessed we are to have her in our lives. She comes over on the mornings I work and Kenneth is still on duty so I do not have to get the kids up so early. She is at our house at about 5:45am- yes, she is a saint. Anyway, so I got up at 5 and took a shower and as I got out of the shower Anna peaked at me through the bathroom door- she was up again. She "helped" me get ready for work. I was all ready and it was only 5:45 according to the alarm clock. I still had plenty of time...until I looked down at my watch and realized it was really 6:10. Anna had at some point the day before reset the time on the alarm clock. Needless to say I was late for work. But hey, it takes dexterity to change the time so I'll call this one "therapy." It was a good laugh! I called the neurologist and discussed the not sleeping. She is getting up around 2 am each night and staying up from then on. It is killing us! He said to continue to trazodone and we have added valium as well. I started her at half of the dose he prescribed. I hate giving her all of these drugs but don't know what else to do. She needs sleep and so do Kenneth and I. So she got her first dose of valium tonight, wish us luck!! She is talking more and more and adding words to her signs. Here is a tiny little clip of her saying "more." (You can hear it better if you will pause the music feed first) She was motivated by gummy lifesavers. Who wouldn't be?


  1. awww she is so stinkin cute!!! I might just spoil her rotten if I could hehe..

  2. What a cutie!! I must admit I am still motivated by gummy things - they are delicious. I hope the valium helped you ALL get some sleep.

    I agree those clocks require some serious button pushing to change the time - thankfully she didn't change it more!