Tuesday, May 26, 2009

More Tests! Then We're Through!

The good news is that Niko isn't autistic. The bad news is that his "alleged" abuse at his old school most likely set him back to where he is now. We're going to start an aggressive treatment plan as soon as everybody can put their heads together, and find the help that has been so elusive thus far.

Tomorrow is his sedated heart echo. I'm thrilled because they're going to honest-to-goodness knock that boy out, instead of acting all surprised that he fights like he does. Really? After three years, the doctors are going to listen to me? That's the thing: they act like I don't know what I'm talking about. Believe me, people, I know my son. When I say that he's going to fight, I mean that it will take three of us to hold him down, and the pictures will still be unclear. I wish the doctors would just take a second and realize that I'm their most valuable resource when it comes to Niko. As we would have said in eighth grade, "Like, duh."

I'm going to take the double stroller, because I have Nina and Luke can't get off of work. Babysitters just haven't been working out for us, lately, and it's never a problem to find a nurse who wants to hold a sweet, little girl. Or Nina the Wicked, as she becomes at times.

Anyway, wish us luck! And I sold three poems today to a horror anthology. I'm in there with a few of my friends, and that makes me happy. I wrote about it at http://www.abrokenlaptop.wordpress.com/, which I update about every day, or every other day. It's easier to talk about writing than it sometimes is to report bad news, or whatnot. And today I posted a picture, so yay, there I am.

Okay! Later!


Laura said...

Good luck today. I hope all goes smoothly and you get good news.

carly said...

I know where you are coming from not having medical professionals listen. I warned them that my (at the time) 3-year-old would need more than me and 2 nurses to get an IV in. They didn't listen. We ended up with 4 nurses and me holding him down.
I'm glad to hear things are looking up =)

Elise Jones said...

Congrats on the progress figuring out what's going on, and on being heard!

Belkycita said...

One down a few more to go!
Oh, I wish I could watch Wicked Nina :-)

Nisa said...

It's about time! Sheesh! I wish I could convince a few Dr out here to listen to me, but it's more important that you've made headway! Yea!