Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Where have we been?

Busy, overwhelmed with life. I we have some major life decisions to make in the next few months and I'm feeling a lot of pressure to take the correct path. The problem is, I'm not sure that either path is ideal....such is life.

We've also been dealing with a lot of issues with C. as well which has been stressful. There have been concerns about C's development since he was an infant. Many of the concerns we had then have resolved, but several new ones have emerged. He has some definite sensory integration issues which are impacting his everyday life in a negative way. It makes the simplest daily event very tough for him at times. He's been working with an occupational therapist for a few months now and we've seen some improvement by incorporating a few simple ideas from OT into his daily routine. He has some speech difficulties as well that we are hoping to address soon, currently he is on a wait list for an evaluation. He's almost 4 1/2 and we still have some difficulty at times understanding him, and those that don't live with him find it very difficult to converse with him. We're also seeing a psychiatrist and psychologist, which was a really difficult step for us to take. They believe that there is something going on the needs to be worked on. It could be that he's experiencing mental health difficulties due to his sensory and speech issues, but it's more likely that there is something chemical or a misfire in his brain....not what we wanted to hear. I know that it would upset him greatly if I went into great detail what he is experiencing here for anyone to read, so I won't. I'll just say that everyday life is very difficult for him, much more difficult that it should ever be for a child, or far that matter an adult. As a parent, it's heartbreaking at times watching him struggle to get though each and every day, and his struggles effect everyone in the family. Right now we're just muddling through; I'm hoping that we'll all have some positive experiences soon.