Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Jayden's appointment



It went pretty well. He has grown 3 inches and gained 5 lbs since the last time. The doctor said that he wasn't concerned with Jayden's nutrition(did I say he is a sensory eater?) because of his growth.

Jayden let the dr. listen to his heart and lungs, but that's as far as it went before he started getting anxious and wouldn't allow him to look in his mouth or anything else. Fortunately, the doctor has a great bedside manner and didn't push things. We talked about how he has improved with the therapies he has received in preschool, but I told him that I was still concerned about his other quirks and meltdowns. I showed him the pictures from this blog- thank heavens for smart phones! He told me that there wasn't really a pressing need for him to get assessed because he was already getting the therapies he needs at school, but he understood my desire to get closure on it all, so he set up the referral for Jayden to see a pediatric neurologist. It probably won't happen for a while because there is only one pediatric neurologist this side of the state, so we'll be on a waiting list, but I'm relieved that we have taken the step.

2 comments:

Shellie Paparazzo said...

I'm glad it went well! He's a precious child. You both look beautiful and happy! You're a great mom!!! Don't ever doubt it!

MommaMindy said...

What a handsome little guy! He is blessed to have you for a mommy.

As I was catching up on your blog this morning, I realized you are going through a lot of similar challenges as a friend of mine, who is also blogging through her journey. Your sons are pretty close in age, too.

Rebekah blogs at:

http://rebekahtidball.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-in-life-of-aspergers.html

Blessings on your weekend, bloggy Mommy friend! :)