Tuesday, November 18, 2008

It's here!

Tomorrow is the big day - we take Trevor down to Portland for his evaluation. I am hoping that we will come home tomorrow with answers and a renewed sense of hope. We have to be down there around 10am, so it means leaving early.

I've spent the day today trying to clean house and get things done - I hate going away, even for just a day, and coming home to a mess. Tonight I have to take all of Victoria's essentials over to my sisters house - she is going to keep Victoria for us for the day.

A friend told me about a book today, "The Elephant in the Playroom" - In The Elephant in the Playroom, moms and dads from across the country write intimately and honestly about the joyful highs and disordered lows of raising children who are “not quite normal.” Laying bare the emotional, medical, and social challenges they face, their stories address issues ranging from if and when to medicate a child, to how to get a child who is overly sensitive to the texture of food to eat lunch. Eloquent and honest, the voices in this collection will provide solace and support for the millions of parents whose kids struggle with ADD, ADHD, sensory disorders, childhood depression, Asperger’s syndrome, and autism—as well as the many kids who fall between diagnoses.

Offering readers comfort, community, and much-needed perspective, The Elephant in the Playroom is sure to become essential reading for parents of special needs kids.

I've added this book to my current wish list - I've had several books also recommended by Trevor's pediatrician - but right now money is quite tight - so the books are on hold for now.

Wish us luck tomorrow!

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