"We can do no great things, only small things with great love." - Mother Teresa

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Paul at Children's Hospital

Just a quick note to let you know about our visit to Children's Hospital in Seattle. Paul went down today to see if we could try, yet again, to figure out what is troubling him. We met with an intern and she spent about an hour talking to me about Paul and our concerns. The end result is that she is going to talk to Paul's pediatrician and pre-school teachers and try to gather more information. I am going to get Paul in to see a speech specialist here in Oak Harbor so that we can get some local services. Then, in three weeks, we will meet at Children's again to go over what we have found out. They hope to be able to get and give us a more accurate picture of what Paul is experiencing as well as some kind of what to expect for the future. We have had a lot of evaluations and recommendations for therapy, but not a lot of what it all means for Paul's life. So, that is what we are going for with this. And, the intern is going to talk to the NeuroDevelopmental section and see if what they are planning on doing with Paul is just going to be a repeat of what we did at Mayo one and a half years ago. I wouldn't mind not doing the same thing again.

So, I am hopeful that this more comprehensive treatment of Paul will be revealing. All we can do is pray and keep working.

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