June 17 and 18, 2008. Ha. Read the posts, these are just about the worst days we’ve had since the diagnosis. Our stress level is at the very highest. We’re worried, angry and feeling isolated. But there was an awesome moment in there, that’s what I’m going to share here.
We’ve been working very hard to potty train Monkey for the last few weeks. He’s not a big fan. As often as not, he will tell us “No” and/or sign “all done” when we mention trying to use the potty. It’s not a lot of fun for any of us. It’s not awful, just not great either. Our results are pretty dismal, we get him to successfully pee in the potty 1 or 2 times a day at most. He’s still not telling us when he has to pee, he’s not telling us when his diaper is dirty (pee or BM), his BMs are still loose (despite Benefiber)…ugh. There’s just not much encouraging us but we keep plugging along.
Yesterday morning Monkey came to my side of the bed and touched me to wake me up. As soon as I opened my eyes he pointed at his bum and said “Yuck” and then pointed at the front of his diaper and said “Yuck” again. Sure enough, he had pee’d and had a BM! WOO HOO! That’s the very first time he’s shown that awareness and/or communicated it to us. The best part? It was 7:30 and I’d overslept so Duhdee had to change the diaper while I showered for work. Really, it can’t get any better than that 😉