Colds Suck (but I do feel better)

I just have to say – colds suck. The sneezing, the runny nose, the cough, gross & yuck. I think I have not had a really bad cold for a long time, so perhaps this is the doozy for the year. I sure hope so. We’re all better today and I am back to work. Good thing too, I have a pile of it in front of me.

Next week is spring break for my daycare, so the boys are off to Grandma’s for part of the week. My mom spoils them rotten but still manages to insist they eat properly & go to bed at a reasonable hour. I have the best mother, really. Even my husband thinks so. (Don’t tell his mom that. We think his mom is awesome too!)

Right at 5:00 last night, I got a call from the psych nurse to set up an appointment with her about testing Nathan for ADHD. That will happen in mid-April. If she thinks he should be evaluated further by the pyschiatrist, that appointment is already made for the first part of May. I can’t believe it! We’re actually going to see a specialist without waiting 5,6, 7, 8,…..months! That just doesn’t happen very often, so I am very grateful.

The nurse also suggested another avenue to explore: PDD-NOS (pervasive development disorder, not otherwise specified), if the Fragile X testing comes back negative. Best as I can tell so far, this is the diagnosis you get if you have some of the characteristics of autism/asperger’s/rhett’s but don’t fit those diagnoses either. I think it is a blanket “well, we don’t know what is wrong with him, but he is definitely delayed” diagnosis. At this point, I don’t care. Find a label, slap it on & do it before his school transition meeting at the end of May. At least then they can apply for aide funding for him. We can always change the label later, that’s what I am told.

So, I’ve looked up PDD-NOS & frankly, I am not sure that it is a great fit for him. Although, to be fair, there is very little specific information on this diagnosis. Most of the reading is about autism, not PDD-NOS. AGGGHHH! I am so irritated by all this wondering.


2 thoughts on “Colds Suck (but I do feel better)

  1. Glad you feel better. Finding answers is so tough. I don’t care what anyone says…the not knowing is a heck of a lot worse than the knowing!! Good luck

  2. You are so right. The not knowing is irritating & scary. At least when you have an answer, you have one, whether you like it or not is irrelevant.

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