Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I have had a really rough day. It all started at 9:30 am when my son had a scheduled psychological exam. (Background: My son is 4 years old and showing signs of a learning disability so I took him to the schools child study team to see if anything needed to be done. They agreed that he does have an issue and we should do some further testing, one being a psych. evaluation.) So we get there and the school psychologist meets us in the main office. She greets Mikey and he shy's off which she is aware of. He is VERY shy. We get to the guidance office where the study team does the evaluations and she asks me to bring him into a smaller room. As soon as we enter she tells me to leave. Mikey went hysterical. He started screaming and crying and after a few minutes flew out of there and landed on my lap petrified and shaking. What psychologist traumatizes a introverted child like this. She makes me bring him back in the room and leave again. After a few minutes of hearing him cry she calls me in to calm him down. He begs me to take him home and now all of a sudden my child who couldn't wait to go to school now NEVER wants to go, ever again!! This went on for an hour. She asked me if he had tantrums like this at home and I said yes. She then questioned his learning and I explained that when you try to teach him things he gets frustrated and shuts down. He doesn't know his alphabet in order or basic comprehension like most children his age. HOWEVER...he loves to teach himself. I then explained how he taught himself how to add and subtract and he even knows by looking at the clock when it's time for lunch, dinner, bed and which of his shows are on tv. She then recommended I bring him to a neurologist. WTF is that??? She then tried to get him to look at her but he still wouldn't so she said we will try more next week and will send me a survey to fill out about his home behavior. She said she may get all she needs by what he displayed today and the survey, although she would like to see what his IQ results are.

So then I go to the doctor this afternoon with him. I explain everything and he gives me the name of a neurodevelopmental pediatrician and agrees that he has a disability. Also recommends he see's an audiologist to test his hearing.

So now here I am with a traumatized 4 year old. Who last night couldn't wait to be a big boy and go to school and now won't even watch the school bus drive by. My poor baby. I just want to hold him.

This is my 4 year 3 month old Mikey. Mikey is 3 feet 4-1/2 inches tall and 44 pounds. I returned from his 4 year check up today extremely upset. The doctor told me his BMI was off the charts over the 95th% and that he was considered obese. Does he look obese, none the less fat to anyone??? When he stands up straight you can see his ribs!! He has big shoulders and has a thick solid frame but I would never consider him fat none-the-less obese. I had a trying day with him today. We had his psychological evaluation this morning for a learning disability (I will post about that in another journal) and then off to the doctors in the afternoon. Then I get asked if I want to be referred to a nutritionist. I denied. I am perfectly capable of knowing what is good food and what is bad. The doctor gave me some simple things to do to lower his weight but OBESE? I can not get past this LABEL being put on my 4 year old son!!

I am so angry right now!!!!

Sorry I needed to vent.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

~ When God closes a door, he opens up a window.

~ The grass is not always greener on the other side.

~ Some lessons have to be lived not taught.

~ Storms always clear up and the sun will always shine again.

~ That trust is something earned, not handed.

~ Everyoone you meet will have an impact on the path of your life.

~ Smoking is not cool!

~ Bad haircuts will grow out.

~ Tantrums don't solve anything.

~ You will find your soulmate, eventually.

~ The truth will always come out.

~ Your eating habits will eventually catch up to you.

~ Respect yourself first.

~ A true friend never leads you into danger.

~ A true love never will abuse you.

~ Life goes fast enough. Stay young and enjoy it.

~ The "nerds" somehow look really good after high school.

~ Nothing good could come out of being out after midnight.

~ Life isn't a contest or beauty pageant. Everyone is beautiful and talented in their own way. You just need to find it in you and let it shine!!


Love like you've never been hurt, Dance as if no one were watching, Sing as if no one were listening, And live every day as if it were your last.