Sunday, 15 November 2009

Well, what a busy few days....

On the plus side, all the meetings and appointments have paid off... as we've got the hours we wanted for Steven for when he leaves school next July, we have the funding for him to have a 1 to 1, five days a week, and some extra hours of a 1 to 1 for the evenings and weekends, so he can also have a social life too...

All we need to do now is to decide what we want him to do, might tap into the odd hour or two at college (was told they would not except him on their courses though, as it seems Stevens ability is too low for them, even though he goes there one day a week with school and has been for the past year)... not sure, will start looking more into that next week, have loads of paperwork to read up on and will make appointments with some private day care centres to have a look round...

On Saturday, hubby, daughter and I went to the NEC in Birmingham to a dental showcase, as our daughter has to attend certain things to get her CPD quotation, as we thought it would be unfair on Steven, we booked him into Russets (adult respite), in which he made Christmas decorations (as the weather was too bad to go out)...

Well what a day that was, not only the weather was horrid, fallen trees and branches everywhere, and the rain was so fierce, we had trouble seeing out through the window screen.... but to me the showcase was like a torture chamber...

It was full of stands with drills, knives, scrapers etc. there were demos of rotten teeth, I even found one woman trying to tell me about implants and if you've not got enough bone in your jaw you can have it taken off your hip, oh my god, hubby could see I was trying to get away, so he said, that's really interesting, so she then went on to show us the screws they use, the different lengths......... arhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I'm sure it was human torture..... they're were lucky they didn't give me nightmares....

Oh the up side, today I actually did some crafting, yes and in daylight too, cannot remember the last time I did that, lol... Steven went out with he's sessional worker for lunch, so in between sorting and doing a few loads of washing...I did a couple of secret projects and started a few maze books, it was a fab feeling....

8 comments:

SusieJ said...

OMG - that does sound like torture Maria.
So glad that you managed some crafting in daylight - what is that exactly?lol
Pleased too that Steven got out and that you've managed to sort him for next year - hard work by the sound of it but worth it.
Sue xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue, I know I very rarely craft before 10pm, so it was a lovely treat, lol...xx

craftattack said...

You certainly had a lovely Saturday, dentists are torture, I don't think I would have liked that! Glad Steven had a nice day too!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks val, and yes dentist are torture, cannot understand my daughter finding it interesting...xx

mrs tsv said...

maria, just reading that my teeth were running for cover. talk about someones worst nightmare, but to have to be there and awake is torture.
well done you!!!!! you have fought and won a huge battle, i know how much stress and worry you were under, and YOU did it. my hat goes off to you. well done girl!!!!!!
gina xxxxxxxxxxxx

jan said...

Hi Maria, glad you are getting sorted with Steven, and he had a nice day out too, as you OH and DD had together too. Pleased you enjoyed your crafting too. hugs Jan xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks jan, nice to spend time with DD, but not at the dentist showcase, lol...xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

sorry gina, just found your message...

thanks for your kind words but I only did what any mum would do, including the dental showcase, lol...xx