Thursday, November 8, 2007

An Ordinary Thursday

I sat down earlier today to make a list of appointments so Dale could bring it to work. His employer is being very understanding and has told him to take all the time off he needs to go with us to B's appointments. I am so thankful for that! Anyways, the point was that the list is a mile long! You wouldn't believe the crazy schedule we are going to have for the next few months and on top of that are so many birthdays and the holidays to think about, plan and shop for. I am going to be The Grinch this year I'm afraid. Money is tight and my spirits are low. I hope in the next few weeks I'll be feeling a bit more jolly, right now though it's just one more thing to worry about.

We met for the first time with Janet, her OT therapist yesterday. She did much of the same things with Brooklyn as her physical therapist. We have numerous exercises that we practice daily. Once she has gained some strength in her hips and is able to sit unassisted she will be working more with her fine motor skills. Since this was her first time interacting with B she voiced many of the same concerns; she doesn't use her right side to touch and play with toys, her eyes are wandering, her movements are uncontrolled and all over the place, she still has many primitive reflexes and sensory issues. I'm becoming more concerned about her eyes and her appointment with the opthamologist isn't until Jan. 2nd. Why is there always such a long wait?

I made an appointment for Devin to be evaluated for speech therapy today. It's not until Dec 5th but since he still isn't talking I guess it's something we need to look into. What's one more appointment right?


Jerinda said...

If anyone can handle this, it's you. You are an amazing mother and your kids are both sooo lucky to have you in their lives. I am glad that Dale gets to come along. Hang in there.

Heather said...

Its all about routine. Once you get use to doing all this, it will seem much smoother.
Glad you called about Dev, he can only benefit from it.