Owen and Ben's Journey Through Autism

Owen and Ben's Journey Through Autism

Sunday, October 30, 2011

He's a MAN!! :)


As you are well aware, we went through hell and back training Owen to use the potty, we were blessed and he was successful very quickly, pee and poop within 2 weeks, no accidents. He has always sat when he has gone to the bathroom, which didn't bother me at all, at least he was going on the potty at the age of 3!!

When he started school this September, they were thrilled he was trained, and the sitting down was not an issue.. until recently, when he began to pee through the toilet seat, and get it on his clothes. We were getting clothes sent home daily, which was very disturbing because he never has accidents at home, even through the night. So to get clothes home, soaked in pee, it was frustrating, because we had worked so hard for him, and he worked extra hard, plus he has OCD, so peeing on his clothes would never ever happen.

We began showing Owen how daddy pees standing up, Ryan would model for him, and Owen would totally copy. He would pull the pants down, aim.... looks like he was going to go.. and nothing. He would sit, and freak if we tried to get him to stand and actually pee. The school was also working on it with him, and Thursday was the day!! He became a man, and he peed in front of his ECE teacher standing up!! :)

I cried, I was so proud!!!! and later that evening at home, he did it again, and he has continued to pee standing up since then!! yay!!! I want to explain the importance of peeing standing up. First of all, like I said, it is amazing that he can go on his own with no diaper on, that in itself is something to be proud of. For Owen, peeing standing up gives him one more step of independence in life, and he is now typical in a sense of that as well, he is like the other children and can pee like them.

Owen is going to struggle all his life with trying to fit in and be accepted, so giving him something that he can relate to other boys his age, makes my heart swell for him.

He has become a man, I am so proud :)

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