Thursday, January 21, 2010

Breathe In...

Thanks just doesn't cut it. Yet I want to thank each person who commented on the previous post. Your encouraging comments and emails touch my heart and give me the courage to "keep calm and carry on".
As today ends, I am finally through the about to burst into tears feeling...and ready to start breathing and trudging forward...again.
Today was another enlightening day. Enlightening in that other people are seeing the troubles that our Wonder Boy is having. The gymnastics club called in a "specialist" of sorts to help the coach with strategies to help W during class. What does that say? Heaps. It says they are a great club to go to such lengths for a little man. As the Program Coordinator said to me today, "I'm a strong advocate for our spirited children." Thank you Mrs. N!
At the same time, it was all I could do to hold in the tears. Tears of sadness that W needs this extra help.
We're moving forward on another leg of this journey....journey? well it feels more like a treasure hunt...or searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Anyway, the newest leg includes an appointment next week with a DAN! naturopath. I am so encouraged. Talking with Dr. P today was the first glimmer of hope I've felt in a long time. Homeotoxicology...homeopathy...and most importantly Hope. Hope is invaluable...and has allowed me to breathe tonight.
An outreach worker spent two hours with us last night...just listening and making suggestions.
This weekend we'll meet in our home with the psychologist provided by PUF to discuss strategies.
A developmental pediatrician & naturopath have been identified that provide the Mora Test as well. Which is a non-invasive form of allergy testing to treat food allergies, sensitivities, etc. All this needs a post of it's own! A game of phone tag is on and I'm hopeful for an appointment soon. This doc is also sort of affiliated with the Dr. we saw last year here that is part of the DAN! network and completes all the testing for a huge fee. I still wish we could go that route but it's just not possible at this time and with Dr. Morrow Test and Dr. DAN! Naturopath...well...we could just be onto someting's worth a try.
And.... that's it, as we take a breath and inch forward. Breathe in...breathe out...breathe in...

1 comment:

  1. Beavers was also very helpful with JT. Totally understanding and will try to work with the parents to ensure their child gets the most out of the program. Loved it! Alex isn't quite so into it but they're different kids with different interests...