Yesterday was definitely a day of firsts where Perkie was concerned he over come so many obstacles in one day, it was amazing it was as if he said “right today I am just going to go for it and conquer all my fears ”
As he is autistic he has sensory issues and problems with textures so much so he will only eat certain foods. We have always struggled to get him to take medicine, we have put in drinks, bribed him and everything possible but no avail. All week we have had to literally pin him down and use a syringe for him to take his anti biotics. Yesterday he said can I have my medicine and just took it straight from the spoon no kicking , screaming , WOW a breakthrough.
Later on in the day I said to him it was bath time, when I normally say bath he either runs and hides or screams at the top of his voice. Yesterday he came up stairs no screaming took his t-shirt off and got into the bath with no fuss. He usually stands to be bathed and he hates the water, again I have tried everything to conjole him to sit down but he never does. Well this time he got into the bath and sat in the water. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing after years of fighting with him at bathtime here he is sat in the bath laughing .
Then to top the day off nicely, he came downstairs and said he wanted the toilet. WHAT !!!! For 2 years now we have tried to toilet train him. He will go at school but no how, no way will he go at home. In his mind he has associated school with toileting. What an absolutely fantastic day so so proud of perkie and all the things he achieved today.
There was plenty of praise and stickers as he loves getting stickers oh and I think maybe a nice treat when he gets home as well for all his hard work . All I can say is wow , what a day 🙂