Wednesday, October 17, 2007

I dub thee, "Good News Wednesday"!

OMG, I'm soooo tired, but it's a good tired! It's that kind of tired you have when all the stress finally slids down off your shoulders and you feel like you can sleep the sleep of the innocent for a week or more in one go!

When AF hadn't arrived this morning, I couldn't help myself and ended up buying a three pack of tests at the supermarket that I used one of in the public loos while waiting for Dave to come back from dropping Luey at school. It came back negative, but with the yet increased nausea I was feeling this morning, and the low down cramping, I thought maybe Kate was right and I might just not get a positive till after AF was due (which could be after Friday)...

Anyway, met up with Dave and he, Erik, Bryn and I headed off to the city.

Today was Erik's second assessment in the Behavioural Clinic and while I hadn't actively thought about it in a couple of weeks, I could feel this knot of anxiety in the pit of my stomach, or was that morning sickness making it's presence known, I just couldn't tell...

We got the appointment 45 minutes early, but the 10.30 appointment had not turned up so we got to go in early. The lovely Dr did a few balance and co-ordination tests with Erik, as well as fine and gross motor skills tests and then went over the results of those and the reports with us.

Here's the basic results:

Erik seems a little distractable, but still within the "normal range", he is just at the more spirted end of normal. Because he is bright, this doesn't seem to affect his ability to keep up at school. His slightly lower than average reading and maths scores atm can be put down to him only having been at school for 8 months, and in light of that, he's actually doing VERY WELL!

In auditory and visual processing, he is within the normal range, at the lower end of the scale for auditory and the higher end of the scale for visual (I could have told her that, hehehe, so happy to see I was right!)...

His writing and drawing, but specifically drawing is above peer level. In fact, he draws at the level of an 11 year old (in other words he takes after my brother and my mother, and Dave)...

His gross and fine motor skills are normal, with gross being at the lower end of the spectrum, and fine being at the higher end of the spectrum.

His frontal lobes processing is good - and this is the main indicator that he probably DOES NOT have ADD (YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!)...

She also reitterated that we are making all the choices with how we manage his distractibility and himself in general.

So, basically, any issues the teachers are having with him are THEIR ISSUES!!! Whoo Hoo!!! Of course, Mr A. said he didn't have issues with Erik outside the normal range of behaviours, it was Ms. B who felt Erik had issues, LOL, so now we can basically tell her that Erik is a normal, bright, energetic boy and she needs to figure out how to deal with the entire range of normal...

You know, this was all stuff I knew about him, and I'm a tad annoyed at myself that I let my instinct be swayed by the opinions of "professionals" who would have me believe he just wasn't behaving normally for his age... But anyway, now we'll have a letter to state that he is perfectly normal, bright, and yes energetic (but hey, would rather that than the opposite!)...

EDIT TO ADD:

Haha, well it seems MY ADD is still alive and kicking, Leah just pointed out that I didn't finish my good news items off properly...

When I got home, I discovered that I'm spotting and so AF is going to arrive tomorrow, despite the temperature rise this morning and all the nausea and cramping (well, actually the cramping was probably a symptom of impending AF not pregnancy)...

So, alls well that ends well :D!

2 comments:

katef said...

wahoo! Yay for good news! Those twin girls will wait LOL

Sif said...

Hahahaaha!

Yes, and they have a better chance of coming now that I'm not pregnant now, because had I been pregnant, Connie would have been right, and then there would only be one baby :)...

Teenagers and the failing parent...