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anyone else a slave to their dc's schedule?

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Love my Boys!

Member since 12/05

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anyone else a slave to their dc's schedule?

it's not that my dc needs the routine, it's that since he has feeding issues our day revolves around his eating and drinking. i feel if i'm off my normal time to do something then it messes up his day (food/drink.)

9am breakfast (45min-1hour)

11:30- done by 12 latest -sippy (pediasure)

1- lunch (45-1 hr)

2-430- nap

430-530- snack, music and pediasure

6- bath

7- dinner (1 hour)

9- pediasure

10- bed


so i have to insert therapy, errands, and play into that. it's just tiring. and now with the new baby coming i'm wondering how much worse it'll get.
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anyone else like this or am i the only one?

Posted 1/11/09 11:57 AM

LIF Adolescent

Member since 12/08

544 total posts


Re: anyone else a slave to their dc's schedule?

Is he a slow eater or just real fussy? We don't have huge feeding issues it's just he's super picky so his diet is so limited. We also use Pediasure but I was told only to use 1 bottle a day- were you told differently? Now I'm wondering maybe I'm not giving him enough.

Posted 1/11/09 8:20 PM

Love my Boys!

Member since 12/05

4648 total posts


Re: anyone else a slave to their dc's schedule?

he has sensory issues so eating is not pleasant for him and he's a behavioral eater b/c of it. he'll pocket his food in his mouth (not chew or swallow), he will only eat when he has a book, he is super slow, and since he has low oral muscle tone chewing is not typical. he also vomits a lot!

we give him the pediasure b/c of the vomitting and b/c he doesn't eat much. he was told to drink 3 a day but i just cut it to 2 1/2 a day.

they should eat about 1000 calories a day and the pediasure is 250 cals. so if your dc consumes enough calories without the extra pediasure your fine.

Posted 1/11/09 11:30 PM

I'm a Big Brother

Member since 5/06

8041 total posts


Re: anyone else a slave to their dc's schedule?

Why not give the pediasure as his drink with dinner and save yourself a little time there? do you think that could work?

We are slaves to a schedule too because of how many services DS gets. our typical looks like this

7-8 wake up anywhere in between.

8 breakfast: milk, cereal with applesauce, followed by dry cheerios which he'll sit and eat foreverChat Icon

10-11:30 morning ABA session

11:30-2 nap

2-3:45 afternoon ABA session. I'll usually give him some sort of snack at the beginning of the session. milk plus cut up fruit and yogurt or half a sandwich. Some thing like that.

3:45-4:30 PT/OT/or speech

4:30-6 we play

6 dinner

7 bath

7:30-8 bed

Posted 1/12/09 2:22 PM

A Healing for Gregory

Member since 1/07

1217 total posts


Re: anyone else a slave to their dc's schedule?

Yes ... I'm a slave. Here's my schedule ..

6 AM - Wake Up and get myself ready for the day.

7 AM - Wake my daughter up and get her ready for school.

7:30 AM - Get my daughter on the bus.

8 AM - Wake my son up and get him ready.

8:30 - 9:30 - Physical Therapy at home for my son.

9:30 - 11:15 - Special Education services at home for my son.

11:30 AM - Drive to Bayport to bring my son to the Speech Center.

12:30 - Drive home from Bayport and medicate my son.

1 PM - Home and time for Lunch.

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM - Free time to do laundry, make lunches, prepare dinner, make beds, etc, etc, etc.

3:15 PM - Get my daugher off the bus.

3:30 PM - Occupational Therapy at home for my son ... my time to do homework with my daughter.

4:30 PM - Therapy leaves. I get dinner ready for the kids

5:00 - Dinner for the kids

6:00 - Baths for the kids, clothes layed out for tomorrow.

7:00 - Medication for my son and toothbrushing for both kids.

7:30 PM - Bedtime for the kids and husband arriving home.

7:45 - Eat dinner with DH.

8:00 - Finish laundry ... sometimes go grocery shopping.

9:00 - 11:00 - Pay bills or work on online projects for my daughters school.

I try to get to bed between 12 and 1 AM.

Since my son receives therapy every day, this is the Monday through Friday schedule. Fun, huh??? So, yes, I can relate. Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 1/13/09 1:22 PM

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