But not yesterday! He had a room with a BLUE curtain. He loves that color. When he has something blue nearby he usually calms right down and loves on the object. There were a couple protests but no crying or screaming. He loved the pulse ox! We've been practicing with stickers on him so I think he associated it with those. He gave me a hug while they took his temperature so he didn't even have time to protest. He thought the blood pressure cuff was funny, even laughing while it tightened. He couldn't hold still long enough for it to get a good reading though. But he was never disgruntle during it. It did take a little effort to get him to hold still for them to examine his ears but not much. When we needed to move away from the curtain they let him lay on the BLUE exam table without the paper on it. He HATES that paper! He opened his mouth so they could look in but wouldn't keep it open long enough to get a great look at his tonsils. He walked around the room with the doctor, as opposed to bolting for the door.
Overall, a great visit!
The doctor and I were able to talk at normal volume for once, as well! We discussed finally getting M into Speech, OT and PT. For years we've heard that M wouldn't do well because he would be "uncooperative". To most, that seemed crazy. But, without a referral we couldn't get in. We finally have them! But now we are facing a dilemma. M receives 2 hours of speech a month (crazy low time, I know) at his school. Because of this, our insurance company could deny us. We would obviously want the insurance covered therapies because he could get 2-3 hours A WEEK of therapy but we'll have a possible battle on our hands and have to drop his school assistance.
But, since we are the always-look-to-the-bright-side type of family, we're just thrilled to have the referrals in. If it takes us a couple months to get them approved and then another 6-12 months of sitting on a waitlist...then PCS'ing and sitting on ANOTHER waitlist... That's okay! Because we'll get in!
|My 43 inch, 39 lbs 4 year old :)|