The word overwhelmed has become a frequent word in my vocabulary these last two weeks. With therapy appointments, doctor appointments, procedures and lice (yes, I said LICE! Hailey got lice from someone at school and it definitely threw me for a loop). Oh, and don't let me forget work, regular "mom" duties as well as a horse who I have barely been able to ride let alone groom (thanks mom for taking such good care of him through all this craziness). But I made it, with only one almost breakdown. Having Dylan's Deflux procedure and his transitional meeting this week added a little too much stress and worry. I try my hardest to not worry and just let things go, but it can be difficult.
Now that Dylan is 2 1/2 we are starting the process of his transition from the early start program to the school age program. School age!?!?! How can they say that a three year old is school age, let alone a three year old that is like a one year old?! It's pretty crazy but this is the way it is done. We talked about where Dylan is developmentally and they gave me some information on special needs preschools. I was told that most likely the school district will recommend that Dylan attends preschool 5 days a week for 3-4 hours a day. I didn't even send Hailey to preschool 5 days a week at that age. The positives are that he will receive daily PT/OT and speech therapy, however, I still cannot even fathom sending him somewhere 5 days a week. Bottom line is that it is ultimately our decision and we can choose to send him where ever we feel is best and as often as we like. We have an awful lot to think about. Once again, can I say overwhelmed! The next step will be the IEP (individualized education plan) meeting that will take place in the next few months.
Even through all the madness of the last few weeks I still look at my littles and feel so much love. They are AMAZING and I don't know what I would do without them.