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OK so today Cameron had his follow-up appointment with the pediatrician that diagnosed him (well a nurse from her team did the diagnosis, hence the follow-up). Anyway, she could see the changes in him already! She praised us for doing such a fantastic job with him. We listed the changes we've made in his schedule and the things we do differently and she's super impressed! That sure made me feel good as a mom
So I asked her how she felt about having him in an intervention preschool. If she thought it was necessary or needed. She said that since I'm taking him to an organized play group regularly and that I'm doing such a great job at home with him she doesn't feel like it's necessary at this time! That's such a weight lifted off our shoulders since it's like 30-60$/hr! She said that if he regresses or stops improving she might recommend it but she doesn't feel like it'll make a difference since we're doing all the same stuff at the "free" play group.
We also got to chat with a nutritionist about his diet. And she praised us again for trying so hard to keep him on a well balanced meal plan even thought he's so particular! She made some really great suggestions since his diet isn't perfect (he's not a meat eater). But over all we are doing a great job getting protein and iron into his system.
I'm so excited. After a while you feel like a failure as a mom or that maybe you could be doing more to help. But after hearing from professionals that DH and I are doing such a great job it just makes me feel good. It's something I "know" but to hear it just means so much. KWIM?
So I didn't mean to come here and brag. I'm just so proud. Proud that Cameron is improving so much already and proud that I'm able to help him.
Oh and she is sending Cameron for blood work. He'll be tested for Klinefelter's Syndrome, just to rule it out. I'll be sure to let you know the results. Although she said it can take a long time to get the results for these types of tests. Luckily it's an easy test for Cameron though. It's done along with routine blood work. So just one poke for my little guy.
So sorry for the long post! But that's all my news for today.
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