It’s been a really crazy time around here. I already whined about last week here. Turns out the weekend did not bring good health to my little one. Monday had us back at the pediatrician’s for what we suspected was —and turned out to be —an ear infection. And bronchitis. So, Nik’s back on antibiotics and nebulizers, more advil, cough meds and decongestants, and we’re canceling appointments right and left.
The one appointment we kept was with the developmental pediatrician. Despite Nik’s less than stellar health, I think the doctor got a pretty good sense of how he is on a day-to-day basis. This was our first time seeing this doctor professionally; I’ve known her for a couple of years since we served on one of the Governor’s councils together. We had seen her partner twice before and just didn’t get the warm fuzzies we needed. We’re glad we made the change.
Even more glad that we kept the appointment; the wait list for established patients is already in the six to seven month range. Feh, what can I say? They are the only game in town —in the state, actually.
We discussed Nik’s latest diagnosis —ADHD — and how it fits with his other issues, and how best to handle it right now. Meds were discussed, educational options, increased speech therapy, behavioral supports at home, even more evaluations. It runs the gamut. Right now we’re sitting with the information we discussed today and will wait for the doctor’s written report and observations before we decide anything. Once we’ve got some sense of options and what’s right for Nik and for our family, I’ll share more.
Today, I’m over at (Never) Too Many Cooks sharing my GF, allergy-friendly banana bread recipe. It”s so easy even a, well, monkey could make it. Swing on over for a taste!