Processing this news is quite difficult I never thought that things were really this bad, I knew that there was some effects from the hearing loss that he has experienced but this much I was not expecting. Feeling a little let down or something, why wasn't this picked up sooner. Why did it take so long for the stupid referral to turn into an appointment. What does it really mean I really don't know.
These are the things I found while doing a quick search on old faithful google:
Recognising developmental delays by Web MD I have cut and pasted the article onto my blog it was hard to read as it was split up over several pages. So you can read this all in one hit please note it wasn't something I have written.
Developmental Delay a brochure on what it means
So today the testing was carried out and my boy completed the Griffith Mental Development scale. This is used a lot by psychologists and paediatricians and can give an idea of a child's development in regards to their expected development and where they really are some more information I found on the Quirky Kid Psychological Services page
What now.. that waiting business again. In the meantime there isn't much I can do for now as nothing can be given or funded for until the report comes in. What do I feel? disappointed angry, frustrated, heart broken. You dream of providing your best for your children so they succeed in life you never imagine that they might struggle for the small things. Deep down a part of me knows that my son will be OK, my situation is not as bad as some others, but it's definitely bad enough for me.
For now I am going to do my best to do the normal day in day out stuff and let time pass, I am going to allow myself not to think all of the time about what on earth to do to fix this, or to help him or to make it better. I am not going to spend every moment looking for information or second guessing the time it took to get him help, what else I could have done. So the program is look after myself, look after my marriage, then be the best parent I can be and somewhere in there fit in the housework! That is enough trouble for one day!