Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I'm sick

My body has been trying to fight off something since about Friday-Its getting worse by the day. I have a temperature I can't really get to stay down-its fairly mild so I am not overly alarmed but its enough to make me feel just awful. I think I have a sinus infection-I wake up in the morning with such pain its unbearable. It eases up when I take a couple of Sudafed, but other than that its just terrible. I have to alternate between Tylenol and Motrin to even keep my temp down at all. Its getting higher than yesterday. I am feeling achey and weak along with that.
I had an appointment for Gillian's IEP today with the team of :her preschool teacher, occupational therapist, psychologist, and a new teacher gillian will have starting next Monday. Its really hard take-the news at these IEP meetings. They can be just plain brutal. The findings were that mostly gillians problem results from her inattentiveness. She seems very intelligent, but can't sit still , cant concentrate , etc. Today was hard hearing the results of her Psych evaluation. They want her to be evaluated for ADD. True, she has many traits of ADD. But, Sensory Integration Dysfunction has many crossovers. So, the Occupational therapist says she plans to test her for that. I do hope the findings indicate that she has that. Gillian has some traits other than those of kids with ADD. Like not wanting to wear clothes (its said to feel like sandpaper on kids with sensory issues), wanting to sleep in a pitch black room, avoiding certain textures and tactile defensiveness. It was SO difficult to listen to what they had to say. I did cry a little bit, but at the same time, help is on the horizon. I am just hanging on to the hope that I do not have to have her medicated. I have lots of information to take to the neurologist in March. I know these folks from the school district are NOT doctors. I am trying to take this info just a little more lightly, because of that. I know also that schools are known to do this.
I am just hoping that with Gillian starting a new class in a less overstimulating environment and more one on one will really help her out. I know that she functions much better in a less stimulating environment. I have seen it with my own eyes.
One thing that gets me through this is the fact that she does have strengths. I think of the major problems she could have-the ones we have dealt with all around have been very minor compared to what could have been. These are problems that can be dealt with and taken care of.
Sorry for the ramble-I am on meds and when I don't feel too well I do this, especially when I have loads on my mind. I think it sort of helps me cope a little.
I wish I felt better-I could see some really great collages coming out right about now. It seems I do my best work when I am under stress or have alot I am dealing with. I am just simply too tired and blah to even create anything. I think I will head off to the urgent care tomorrow and see if they can't fix me.

1 comment:

Babsarella said...

So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Get some rest and good meds and hopefully you will feel like creating real soon. You have such a great attitude about all that is going on with your daughter. Sending hugs your way.