Friday, May 8, 2009

It's finally Friday!!!!

This has been a long and trying week and I am glad it's over, well almost over. A lot happened yesterday after I posted, perhaps I should have posted about my frustrations earlier!! We now have an appointment with the Orthopaedist on June 26. The pediatricians office got all the things to the therapist that she needs for insurance purposes. I got another OT evaluation scheduled for June 12th and went ahead and scheduled a PT appointment for June 11th just in case our insurance wont pay for the other. On Tuesday when I was so upset about the OT mishap, I called April(the therapist) to see if she could recommend somewhere else for OT. She said she could but unless I just had to have it now she wouldn't worry. Like my sister and brother-in-law have thought, she doesn't see a need for occupational therapy for James right now. That doesn't mean he wont need it in 6 months or a year so he does need to be evaluated but it's just not as time sensitive as the PT. At the beginning of the week I was so frustrated with all the medical stuff, tired of having to wait on someone else to help my son. I knew OT and cognitive therapy was something I could start on my own and that just makes me so much more thankful for my sister being an. Betsy gave me whole list of things to start teaching them. We've been playing with play dough, lining things up in a row, stacking blocks and he's doing very well with them. He gets frustrated easily but he's doing well. (Oh and Audrey is too!! She should have an IQ of like 1000 by the time she's 5!) Back at Christmas Betsy gave the kids play dough in their stockings and I was like "gee, thanks sis" and she told me it would be a good learning tool one day. Who knew she would be so right!!James had his first therapy session this morning and it went great!! Even though we don't know what's gonna happen with the insurance we know James needs as much PT as he can get right now so we told April to come on any way. If need be we'll pay her outta pocket till he gets in with TMH. She told me this morning that they won't bill us even close to what they would the insurance company so maybe I wont have to sell my kidney after all!!
Wednesday I started thinking that perhaps James wasn't as far up on his toes as he was last week. I thought it could be just wishful thinking but after April worked with him a few minutes this morning she said his muscle was a lot looser. I told her what I had been thinking and she said I was right! That he's definitely come down some and I am the one that's made it happen. I could have got up and danced a little jig when she said that. I'm not crazy and I am a good mother!!

7 comments:

~sydney~ said...

Yay Friday! Thanks for the update! You're a fantastic mutha :) Can't wait until you get your camera charger! And we want to see that video of Jamesy walking too

su said...

Thanks for the info!

Dianne said...

Well, this week has ended on a positive note...sounds like you've finally got all those ducks in a row. Hope they stay together and in single file for a LONG time.

Happy Mother's Day to a wonderfully witty, winsome, willful woman!

the ladner family said...

wow that is so awesome! i know he is going to do great and you are a great mother! what a good mother's day gift, go Jamesy!

Anonymous said...

See - I really wasn't just trying to aggravate you with the playdough. You are doing an AWSOME job advocating for James.....I know exactly how difficult it is to deal with insurance, therapists, hospitals, etc......but you are doing a great, great job. Don't get discouraged. The biggest part anyway is YOU doing what you do at home. The therapists that will see him one or two times a week can only do so much - you and Jon following through is what makes the difference, just like April said - the improvements James has made so far in walking and stuff is all b/c of YOU. Love you and Happy Mother's Day! Bets

His Mercy Endureth Forever said...

Of course you're a good mother! And don't let anyone convince you of anything different!

cameron said...

I don't need a professional's opinion to know you're a good mother. Duh silly!
So glad to hear of all the improvements!