Today was one of the "big" Dr. Appointments. We took Sarah to see a neurologist. Needless to say I've been very apprehensive about this. Geeze my little "baby" needs a head doctor! "Yes Mrs. Wharton, your child's brain IS cracked, here's a band-aid"....
It turned out to be GREAT. Sarah's Dr. was very "human" not all medicine. He didn't speak above me or down to me like I'm an idiot. He took my concerns seriously. In regard to Sarah's seizure, we're going to do more follow ups. EEG and MRI all within the month. Then he noted that we were evaluating and trying to determine if Sarah falls under the Autistic Umbrella. He nodded and said "Good for you, here let me HELP you on this path." He suggested forgoing the Child Study Group (it's great but won't accept our insurance..) and instead gave us a great alternative, a name and a number. Needless to say, wheels are turning.
He didn't stop there, he's reading and reviewing Sarah's file and comments, "She has an older brother with ADHD?". So we start talking and sharing. "Shaunery, once you get all of Taylor's medical info & insurance swapped over, get him to see the same Dr. as Sarah" !!!!!!!!!! "She'll figure out what's going on in both of their noggins." I almost kissed the man. But I restrained.
Did I mention I'm excited? The emotion I'm feeling shoots off the scale. I feel like I've been recently loaded down with two very heavy sacks, hanging off each shoulder. And while friends and family have been taking these sacks every so often, ultimately, I'm carrying these sacks. As a mother, I think we have a tendency to "hoard" our burdens and are reluctant to share them, (what is up with that?) but today, both sacks developed a hole and the sand is slowly pouring out!!! Okay, I know there are LOTS of visits to the Dr's. approaching and the days in between..but I'm being taken seriously, I'm learning and I'm being given tools..
Today is a good day.