As most of you already know, 9 months ago Tantrum Tot was evaluated by his pediatrician (at 21 months) with a tentative (we suspect autism type of diagnosis). Then he was sent to Speech and Hearing, where he was evaluated and diagnosed with a severe repetitive, expressive speech delay, and suspicion of autism.
The Tot’s pediatrician referred him to the Developmental Pediatrician, which is a three hour drive IN ONE DIRECTION and has been a 9 month wait for an appointment to, as his doctor put it, “confirm what we already suspect.” So today is confirmation day I suppose.
Getting ready to load a sleeping Tot into the car for a three hour car ride to the medical center this morning, followed by a 5 hour appointment with two doctors (that should be fun) and a long long long three hour ride back home. It is going to be a very long day.
Five hours with the Tantrum Tot and doctors—that should be very interesting. They should see him in all his Tantrum Tot glory and hopefully his Flap Jack-ness (Flap Jack has been developing as his I’m really happy now nick-name) because for the Tot, FLAPPINESS = HAPPINESS!
Not looking forward to this, but off we go! I’ll keep you posted.