*Today’s post is mainly just an update on some of the non-debt related things my family and I have been going through. I know that some of you are here for other reasons, and if today’s topic doesn’t interest you there is still plenty that should! Take a look around and happy reading! :o)
A few weeks ago I mentioned that my youngest son AJ was being tested for Autism by several specialists who would be coming into our home. As many of you may remember AJ, at 2/12 years old still does not talk. Not a single word, and never has. We have had him in speech therapy for the past 18 months, we have had his hearing tested and have been to a pediatric neurologist.
Last week we were finally able to sit down and meet with those specialists to get the results. I am happy to report that they did not find that AJ has Autism. I’m so happy, and relieved to finally have those results. That’s the good news. The frustrating part is that we are still no closer to having a reason why he doesn’t talk.
In the end he has been classified as having an Early Childhood Developmental Delay since he not only has a speech delay but also has a delay in other fine and gross motor skills as well. It’s nothing major but still enough to give him a more broad classification. This will allow him to have additional support once he goes to school, which can’t hurt.
I’ve also mentioned in the past that my husband has been having extreme dizzy spells at work. So much so that twice I had to pick him up from work and take him to the doctor. We have made two trips up to the Michigan Ear Institute to see a specialist. It’s about a 3 hour drive one way but it has been worth it as we are finally starting to get some answers. We were referred to the specialist because our local ENT ruled out vertigo but didn’t have the equipment to do more specialized testing.
After the first the first trip the doctor suspected chronic migraines were the issue. He prescribed my husband a medication and when we returned last week he tested my husband for Meniere’s Disease (mainly to rule it out). The Meniere’s test came back as boarder line so we will be repeating the test in 3 months. So hopefully we will finally have an answer after almost a year of my husband having to deal with these dizzy spells.
KC is doing well, he is loving school and making lots of friends. His teacher mentioned that he is still struggling a little with recognizing his name (seeing it) and a little trouble writing some of the letters in his name so we will be spending a little extra time working on these skills. Since I want to make it a fun experience I’ll be making some games we can do throughout the day.
As for me, well I’m the mom and mom’s are invincible right? :o) In reality, I’m as busy as ever taking care of my family and blogging. I’ve been reading the book How to Blog for Profit Without Selling Your Soul. I’ve read a lot of great reviews on the book and so decided to read it myself. So far, I have not been disappointed and plan on making some changes around here as soon as I can. :o)
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