wm. wm's Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) manager & in home therapist stopped by the house for signatures on his annual review & updated treatment plan. Keep in mind, I haven't been able to drive up to see him in over 3 months due to my driving limitations, so this update was so very exciting. wm had a complete medication overhaul; a medication wash if you will. Our psychiatrist agreed that he would change wm's medications to what kt is taking because of the success in kt after her medication wash while she was in Residential Treatment Center (RTC). wm has jumped up a level in day treatment. He's in an extreme Occupational Therapist (OT) program 3x weekly. It's teaching him to be aware of his body ~ he's learning to recognize how busy he is & how to slow down. He's learning to see outside of his personal space & see others when he enters a room. This is huge for wm. HUGE! What impressed me most was therapist's report on a trip to Occupational Therapist (OT). She picked him up from group/foster home. wm was ready & calm. He handed therapist a CD and ask (not demanded) really asked politely if they could play it on the way to the clinic. When therapist asked wm what it was, he told her it was a meditation CD. That number 4 was the best & would she play it? In the car wm is usually a busy boy; touching & moving everything he can. Stealing anything that sits out on a seat, opening & closing windows (or doors if the child lock isn't on). If in the front seat he messes with the radio, grabs knobs & checks out any storage spaces he can find. On this trip, after wm buckled in with-o being reminded in the back seat (for everyone's safety), he positioned himself into what I think is the lotus position & started meditated. therapist said that 10 minutes into the trip she stopped the car because wm wouldn't respond to her voice. She check to see if he was still breathing. Apparently he was deep into meditation & she startled him. Attachment therapist had started some meditation with wm, but no one was aware how much wm was utilizing it in his room at night & in the early morning. My son has a long way to go but hearing this update had me elated. wm is invested in his treatment at this point (for the first time ever). I'm so proud of him ~ I'm going to do my best to get a release to drive up to group home to visit him. If that doesn't work, I'm asking Integrated Listening Systems (ILS) worker to give me a ride up there & back on one of kt's respite weekends. I needed to hear this today; needed to hear the wm was invested & improving. It's been a long time since I've hear anything positive yet alone 45 minutes of exciting positive choices being made by my "chick magnet with the cutest dimples" son.