Thursday, January 07, 2010

An Unexpected Journey...by way of Detroit

The last of my children returns to school next week. Christmas break will be officially over, and my schedule will be my own again. I'm looking forward to the luxury of getting down and dirty with my revisions to M&R. It's also the week of THE IEP, in which P & I will hear results of the latest evaluations that were done on S, and chat with the team about the appropriateness of the current educational program. Unfortunately, it looks as if that's not how the scenario will actually play out.

Something's come up for E healthwise. This means my revisions are on hold and P will be on his own with the school while I'm on point with E, seeing her through the first leg of her latest journey.

This time it's E's teeth. We've known for a long time that loose teeth are a hallmark of primordial dwarfism and that eventually they'd need attention. We just didn't expect we'd have to mobilize this quickly. Even her pediatric dentist was surprised by how rapidly things have changed.

Early next week, E & I head to Detroit to meet with Dr. R, a prostodontist who specializes in working with kids with E's type of dwarfism. He is the only specialist of his type in the country who does so. Thankfully, he's within driving distance. We're looking at a 4 1/2 hour drive if the snow belt is clear. Not a lot of answers yet at this point. Hopefully by this time next week, we'll know more.

2 comments:

jenniferknoblock said...

Blessings on your journey! I'll be thinking about you and your family. I hope you'll keep your momentum on your writing projects.

Sue said...

Good luck and safe travels. Praying for E. to have good news. Sue