Friday, February 15, 2008

Fear

Scott has a consult tomorrow. It is needed to get a diagnosis to even get his ped to talk to us. It's an observational appointment since he is too young for a standardized test. Then that counselor will talk to the other counselor and then hopefully, we'll get a diagnosis so we can fax it to the ped and THEN........FINALLY get on a waiting list for a consult with him!! It is so darned frustrating!!!

And then there's the fears. The observation is one-on-one which is typically not a real problem for Scott. What if they don't think he has a problem? What if they do agree but it takes forever to get to the Ped to get meds started? How long will it take to find a med that works for him? What are the meds going to do to him? Will I lose my little boy to a med-altered state? Or will the "real" Scott finally be allowed to emerge and flourish? What will happen.........

1 comment:

Kim said...

Sorry you are going through this right now.

I hate having to fight doctors to get them to do what we know our kids need. I know Meechi needs tubes in his ears but his dr wants to wait for spring to see if the ear infections stop. He has been having them since last May. 5 in 9 months and this last one had to have 2 rounds of antibiotics. He is 25 months old and has a vocabulary of about 3 or 4 words! I think the tubes would help his speech. We have gone through one round of early intervention and got the approval for a hearing test. Maybe after that we can get the dr to listen to us!

I am praying for you and your son. I hope that he gets what he needs and does emerge and flourish.

Kim @ TheBitterBall