Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Been a while..

Wow, it sure has been a while! I could have sworn my last post was a couple of weeks ago. Time is just getting by me too fast these days.
I wish I could say so many things have happened, but really there has not been much. This week however, all kinds of things are happening. Quite a few things dawned on me in the last few days. Mary is still regularly getting her period. Why is it that my 13 year old could go 2-3 months without a period, and Mary has been like clockwork? It has been difficult to find a pad that will fit her skinny body. Then it hit me, buy her bigger underwear! Briefs, not bikinis. Brilliant. While at the Target for said underwear, I come across pads for tweens, by Kotex. Hallelujah! I bought 3 boxes, just in case I can't find them again. That, plus the bigger undies and we have success. Mary can now help herself. Probably too much information, but a big deal around here. It has also slowly, but most certainly, become clear that she has started to outweigh her medication. We now have full blown Mary in overdrive, all day. Still, not too bad, she is getting older, so she doesn't bounce around too much, just extremely chatty. I can wait it out until Dr. appointment next month.

As far as school goes...... Today was a big day for me. I registered Mary in public school. It was a bit scary, I can't even describe how I felt. I have never been more sure that this is a change we have to make, but still felt apprehensive. Only because making decisions for Mary are so hard, we want to be so sure we are doing the right thing for her. By the time I was finished talking to the placement person at the school, I was almost exhilarated. I don't know what excites me more, the fact that she will get all the services she needs in one place, or the fact that we don't have to pay for any of it. My wonderful husband is trying to warn me not to get too excited, of course, because we could run in to just as many issues in public school as we are in private. So, I have been looking at it like it can't be any worse than what we are dealing with now. I know better than to expect a fix to anything. I do know they will be doing a more extensive evaluation. I didn't realize the private school evaluation done by the county is not as in depth as if your child was attending public school, not just receiving services. Maybe our diagnosis can be narrowed down a little? There I go hoping again, not to worry, as I said, I know better. All I have to do is remember soon she will be in middle school, and then a few short years after that, high school. That in itself, is enough to crush me. Stay tuned....