Friday, September 30, 2011


  Seth has a new diagnosis. It has taken a long time to pin this one down. It has been camoflauged with many other diagnoses and issues. But today, I feel we really, truly came to the perfect diagnosis for him.

His new diagnosis?


*Random Acts of Madness

Let me tell you how we finally found this diagnosis. It all began one early morning. I got the kids up and started in on the routine to get ready for school. I fixed Seth what he wanted for breakfast. Cereal and chocolate milk. Yum! As i did several other chores, I watched them eat out of the corner of my eye. Suddenly I saw Seth with his hand in the glass of chocolate milk.

Seth! He snatched his hand out so fast milk droplets sprayed all over him and he looked like a deer in the headlights.  "What are you doing?' Answer: Stirring my milk. Arghhhh. Don't stir it that way, use your spoon.

Then I saw that he was eating the soggy cereal with his fingers. Seth! Again the hand is snatched back and the eyes get big. 'What are you doing'? Answer: Eating cereal. Don't eat it that way, please use your spoon. Double arghhhh!!!

Next, I am in the closet pulling out outfits. Seth is around the corner from me, but he doesn't know I am here. Levi walks past him and I clearly hear him say, 'I hate you'.

SETH! I round the corner and he looks totally shocked. I inform him what privilege he loses and he begins to cry and claim he is SORRY, it was a JOKE, and he DIDN'T do it.

When I went to work and told my co-workers, who are all trained in special needs kids, what Seth had done this morning, they all proclaimed he has RAM.

I agree. The PERFECT diagnosis finally.

1 comment:

Reba said...

Hmmm, we have a case of that at our house. Sigh. I have yet to find the cure...