Nursing, parenting four kids, married life, autism, ADHD, speech delays, specialized education, food challenges, and a crazy childhood.
This is Anzlife.
So we met with the psychologist on Monday. I had been looking forward to this meeting with a little bit of anticipation but also fear.
So we are so fortunate that Jack's preschool allowed for the psychological testing. It sure would have been a financial burden or a very long wait for the children's hospital to do the assessment.
So I feel like I'm losing my mind. There are some normal day-to-day struggles with being a parent. But how do you separate what is normal for that age and what is abnormal about your child?
So I was going to give it one more last effort to talk to the pediatrician to get the referral to the Children's hospital for an actual assessment. After three visits to the family doctor and a couple of visits to the pediatrician...I have discovered that fight may not result in a pleasing result anyways.
I don't know about you but my anger makes me uncomfortable. How do you get angry without it being a problem? Is it possible to be angry without destroying people? Is being angry ever right?
It was five minutes before it was time to take Jack to school. At the best of times, it is nearly impossible to get Jack out the door on time.
So we have a diagnosis on paper...so why don't I feel any better?
I was talking to a psychologist yesterday about my concerns regarding Jack. Pretty nice to have access to a psychologist eh?
So our goal is to pay down some debt but my struggle is between the desire to pay off the debt but also the need for a break. We have a potential person for childcare and her rate is excellent.
Jack had a huge umbilical hernia from birth but nowadays they don't like to fix them until the children are slightly older. Maddie had an umbilical hernia but hers actually closed on it's own. Jack's hernia unfortunately didn't close.
On Friday, we had a day filled with meetings for Jack. In the morning, one of the workers from Jack's school came into our home to try and problem solve and give us strategies to succeed with Jack.
I'm sure every case of ADD is not exactly the same. I'm sure that it may vary depending on the personality of the person somewhat but I'm sure that the basics are similar.
I don't want to downplay the seriousness of ADD (attention deficit disorder). It truly can be a very huge struggle in a marriage beyond the regular struggles of marriage.
I just want to start out by saying that I love my husband dearly. ADD is one reality in our lives that plays a significant difference.