Wednesday, February 17, 2010
February 17th, 2010
It's been an exhausting week. Kinnick and Carver had their EI evaluations done in a classroom setting on Monday and Tuesday. While I have had some concerns, the school has responded very quickly to those concerns. I still have one lingering concern. Kinnick and Carver are still considered medically fragile and the thought of hospitalization due to catching something in the school that goes unnoticed is just overwhelming me with fear. Initially, there was talk about my nurses attending school with K&C. That made me feel a little better about sending them because I trust my nurses who have learned to act very quickly to early warning signs of trouble. Now, the school is saying that may not be possible. They are suggesting that one of their nurses attend school with K&C. I don't want to say that their nurses aren't competent, but they certainly don't "know" K&C and it would be difficult for them to "know" K&C's early warning signs of trouble in 6 short weeks (the amount of time that K&C would attend school this school year). I'm currently pleading with the school to allow my nurses to attend with K&C. I'm afraid that if they say no, we will be forced to get home bound services. Not that home bound services are bad, I would just prefer getting the services in the school. We've already met all of the therapists and are very impressed with all of them. I'm not sure who we would have if we go with home bound services.
Therapists from the school have come to evaluate Kinnick and Carver over the past few weeks in the home environment. A few more were here today and a few more will be here tomorrow.
Carver continues to have fluid behind his eardrum (right ear). The ENT will look at it again in 2 weeks. If the fluid is still present, he wants to schedule surgery to have tubes put in Carver's ears to drain the fluid. When do we get a break?
We hit the road first thing Monday morning for the long drive to MI for more eye surgery. Yippie! Gotta love heading North in the Winter.
I'll leave you with a few cute pictures of the kids....
I didn't realize how long Kinnick's hair had gotten until I put pony tails in her hair the other day. Wow, her hair grows like a weed!