Wednesday, October 19, 2011

31 for 21, Zeke Update

What a charmer this guy is!  Everyone who meets him leaves with a smile.  Even the audiologist who had to wait an extra long time  for us because Z decided that 1 minute before his hearing test, he had to use the rest room.

So, in addition to running around like a lunatic with this new job, I've been taking care of Z-man's medical appointments and preschool intake stuff.

In a nutshell (Look!  It's me!  I'm in a nut shell!"):

Medical stuff:  hypothyroidism confirmed.  Scheduling an appointment with the cardiologist to check everything, but he should be fine.  AAI neck xray clear.  Poop cooties detected and meds picked up today (that was a fun one.  I don't believe there was mention of collecting stool samples anywhere in our adoption paperwork!).

Ophthalmologist:  Far-sighted.  Glasses need to be ordered ASAP.  (By the way, has anybody seen Chase's Walmart glasses?  Still lost...)

Audiologist: Some hearing deficiencies, but could be due to fluid or blockage in the ear.  Appointment with ENT soon to roto-rooter his ear canals soon.

This is the cool one:
Preschool Intake: Even though the wait to get all the evaluations and eligibility done for the county could take up to 3 months, we were able to get Zeke into his future class as a "Peer Pal"- usually reserved for typically developing children without IEPs.  I don't know what more to say about that, except that I'm so glad that I've been blogging about our journey, and that people who care enough to make a difference and make the transition for Zeke as easy as possible have been reading it.

So, today (the day after our very first meeting with the county EC team), Zeke had his first day at preschool in Waxhaw with Chase and did very, very well.  His teacher complimented him on his manners :)  In fact, it was Mr. Chase that had a hard time sharing the lovely Ms. Santana in class.

And I think that's it for now.  I think sometime in the near future we won't have a zillion places to be, and life will slow down to it's normal frantic pace.

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