Taking care of business

I had my meeting at Pickle’s school today with the psychologist.

A couple months ago, I requested that the school preform another multifaceted evaluation (MFE) on him, while his medical conditions were stable. His last MFE was done when he started Kindergarten. He was diagnosed then with a learning disability and heavy speech/language deficits. I have always suspected there was more to it than that and today I found out I was right. He has now been diagnosed with a cognitive disorder and his IQ testing indicates mental retardation. This is bad and good. Bad because it means a lot of delays and set backs for him in life but, good because it’s been recognized early and more preventive measures can be set in place to help him be successful. I’m just glad I really pushed for the testing.

I also had to take Jedi to the doctor today for a physical and to update his immunizations for Kindergarten this fall. His pediatrician did the sight/hearing tests. She was really impressed that he could write his name already. When she asked him to draw a person for her, he drew it upside down so that the doctor looking at it would see it the right way. She said she had never had any kid do that before. I can’t even figure out what would’ve made him think to do that. That impressed us both. He had to get 3 shots. He told me he would be brave and instead of wailing he just let his little lip quiver, squeezed my hand and dropped a couple tears. What a guy. I was really proud of him. Got all that paperwork turned in, so he’s good to go to school in the fall. I can’t believe he’ll be headed off for school already. Time flies.

It’s been quite an emotional roller coaster of a day.

Tomorrow is Pickle’s last day of school, which means he’s very excited and I have lots of things to get done tomorrow before I have all three little ones needing my attention for the summer.

Think I’ll take kids to the zoo Friday.

8 thoughts on “Taking care of business

  1. You are one strong mother.  And one strong mutha’.  I don’t know that I could even muster half the strength that you have in light of your situation.  Those kids are damn lucky to have you!

  2. man, i remember those days when I had to get my shots. i still have to turn away when they give me a needle. lol. that’s a brave little man you’ve got there 🙂

  3. I can only hope that when I have children I can be as strong and as optimistic as you are.  You truly do amaze me with the way that you take the situations and make them seem like they’re a walk in the park.  If I were in your situation, I’d be freaking out and all that nonsense, and here you are, cool, laid back, and ready to take on the world.  You are a rock, Stephanie.  A really fantastic rock that is a fucking awesome parent. 

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