Ok so I waltz into the exam room with both sweet things. Then I start sweating and wondering if I just left would there really be any consequences. And then finally I gave in. Our Pediatrician looks at Thing 1 and starts firing off some questions. At the end of the round he explains that his auditory processing looks good and that Thing 1 is really understanding and analyzing the questions. He says that he has good eye contact and everything looks good. What doesn’t look good is the speech. He does need help. The sooner he said the better.
I now get to go into the fantastic world of small town politics to (as the doctor put it) "fight" for the therapy he needs.There are great facilities available if he was younger. DOH! * So off to the school district I go. I probably won’t have any problems cause I am so good at keeping on top of things like this and "follow-up". YEAH RIGHT. We will see how the plot thickens by the begining of next week.
* If I could do it all over…. yeah I would have taken him in at two and checked it out more fully.
So the initial outcome is better than expected. I did have reason to be concerned and yet didn’t need to be concerned about the scarry word Autism. I do feel for those mothers though now more than forty eight hours ago!