***The next few posts have been written for some time. However, emotion and reality would not allow this Mama to push the post button. It has taken a lot of processing, but here they are.***
Waiting has never been my forte. I hate waiting. I make a plan and I move forward. Lately, life has thrown a lot of ‘okay, but wait’s’ at me. I don’t like it.
Mr. Man had an appointment with the psychiatrist, and I basically unloaded on him. Mr. Man had been seeing him for a year and I’d seen relatively little change. Sure, he ebbed and flowed. But, other than tossing us medication, I didn’t feel we had been given any direction. No real way to help him. I was very up front with what was working ,what wasn’t, where we still struggled and my fears for Mr. Man moving into Kindergarten (another blogpost entirely!)
From this discussion came two thoughts…
- Revisiting Autism
First, Mr. Man has had two distinct instances when I believe he has had what is known as an absence seizure. Based on my description and Mr. Man’s teacher’s description of forgetting common daily routines and general confusion, we agreed to start an anti-seizure medication while we waited on a referral to a neurologist– two months! Second, Autism. We had been told that while he did have several red flags, he also showed too much interest in interacting with others. This by a doctor I was never fond of, when Mr. Man was barely two years old. As I said before, he has seen his psychologist for a year and has never said a single word to him….complete refusal. So, he agreed that we should take another look at this possibility. My husband and I took the ASRS and we wait…..two months!!
This is a lot to sit and wait on. 😦