Titles are for People Who Don’t Have To Think of One Every Stinking DAY!!
|August 13, 2008||Posted by The Informal Matriarch under allergies, autism, family, motherhood, parenting, peanut allergies, toddlers|
So Silas has his appointment with the ped to see whether or not he’s on any spectrum. Any parents with kids on the spectrum that could give me hints on how to prepare and conduct myself during that initial appointment?
Part of me almost wants him to be on it. It wouldn’t change him but then it would get him in the system and make therapies available to him. I think some play and speech therapy would really help him with some things. I REALLY wish he could go to the pre-school Jill works at too 🙁 Too bad she lives in a far off land…LAME-O. If he’s not diagnosed with anything…which I’d be incredibly happy with…only if I felt like the dr. was really understanding us then it would take about 2 years to get into any therapy if we feel he still needs it. Booo.
Speaking of Silas…and of Jill. Jill keeps finding peanuts in her yard. If you’re one of those people who buys bags of peanuts to feed to the squirrels can you think twice about that please?? They bury them all over the place. Jill’s back yard isn’t a very safe place for Silas to come play in. Squirrels like other foods…or they can find their own. My dream is that people would just become a lot more aware about how they use peanuts outside of their own homes. And any other major allergen for that matter.
Surprisingly, Silas hasn’t had a reaction in a lonnnnng time. I’m SUPER DUPER careful with him. I have a very strict comfort zone. He used to get hives often still though so I’m hoping hoping praying praying that he’s growing out of it now. Wouldn’t that rock my world?? We can’t have him eating peanuts that he finds in people’s yard though..nope nope nope.
I’m really excited about all the comments from yesterday’s post. I even had a reader or two come out of their lurking closets. LOVE that. I’m just hoping that I at least put a bug in people’s ears. I don’t think everyone needs to be just like me at all. Everyone knows what’s best for their own kids. I’d just like to see parents encourage a little less consumerism and a lot more imagination and self-respect. Nurturing of true character.
Keep the comments coming!! 🙂 Sorry this post is like uber lame-o compared to yesterday.