It is official, our daughter is high maintenance. Before we had children, Jer and I swore that our home would be 'parent-centered' rather than 'kid-centered'. We are eating our words.
Starting this week, Pin has an appointment with a therapist every day. EVERY DAY!
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: Neurological therapist in Oak Park (he is amazing!)
Tuesday: Occupational therapist
Thursday: Physical therapist
Twice a month: Speech therapist (it's not really needed seeing Pin won't stop talking or eating.)
Early Intervention came to our home several weeks ago to conduct an evaluation on Pin. It was a bad morning for her and she ended up having 7 seizures in front of the physical, occupational, developmental and speech therapists. They were very gracious but had to base their finding on what they saw that day. I was disappointed that Pin qualified for services but later came to see it as a blessing. After having talked to several moms, I realized my child is not the only kid who has ever needed therapy. Parents can spend hundreds (if not thousands) on getting help for their children. Early Intervention is a nation-wide program that offers services (if you qualify) for cheap. We will pay only $150 a month to have a physical and occupational therapist come to our home weekly. We are so grateful to have an amazing 'case manager' who has sought out the best therapists she can find.
Pin will be evaluated in three months to determine if services need to be continued. Of course, it is my hope and prayer that in three months she will be seizure-free and therapist free. Then, we can start our 'parent-centered' living. A girl can dream....right?