I'm a single black mother that is raising a wonderful lil boy!!!
Well so much to say and so lil time.
My hospital stay was ok but it wasn't the best. At least I can say that I didn't get stuck with a whiny 80 white lady!!! Man I was having trouble with my breathing that whole week. I think it was the change of weather that was making it hard for me. Even when I was on the phone, my mom noticed I was wheezing a lot. But I thought I was handling it. But that Sunday morning I was so tight that I really couldn't even talk. So I didn't go to church. I layed on the couch and tried using my nebulizer. Still nothing. So then I called my Dr. and told her that I thought I just had a chest cold and thought that was what was making it hard to breathe. But a half hour later, the office called and said go to the hospital. Well I called my mom and her and her boyfriend came and got my son within like 5-10 minutes. So she looked at me and said that you know once they admit you, you'll be there for awhile. I'm like naw they only keep me for about a day cuz it wasn't neumonia, it was just my asthma!! But nooooooo, I had to be there for 4 fucking days. UGGGHHHH!!! But that's ok as long as it wasn't neumonia, I was fine.
My son's screening was last Thursday. They addressed a lot of concern with the way he follows direction. When we get there, he sees a section with computers. He instantly ran over to them. So keep in mind that he is fixated on these computers the whole fucking time. The first station we went into a closed room and this a vision test. The lady had a lil board with letters that lite up. Then she had a square on the table with the same letters on the board. So she lite up a letter and asked him what the letter was. For instance the letter T. So he told her the letter T. Then she asked him to find the same letter on the square. He did that fine. Well then she put him on a pair of shades with one the left eye blocked and asked him the same thing. He did fine. But when she blocked the right eye, he started guessing. So they have a concern about his right eye.
Then they took him to another station (now he's back with the computers) where he was given 3 pics. Let's say that it was a picture of 3 cats. One lil, medium, and big. he told her they were cats but when she asked which one was the fattest, no response.
Then they asked him his shapes and outta 3, he got 1 right. And I know damn well he knew his shapes, but he's still looking to try to get to the computers!!!!
So then another station where the lady throws him a bean bag and asked him to catch it. Nothing. Then she asked him to throw it, he did. Then she asked him to hop on one leg, nope. Then she asked him to skip, nope.
Then he goes to another station where they ask he name. He says Cedric. They ask him his age, nothing. Then they asked him another question and he responds, I'm 4. So then she started asking him general questions like "Where is the ball". And he'd respond, "the ball"? Then she would say, are you a big boy and he would respone "big boy". He was asking her the last couple of words to her question.
So I get up cuz I'm just overwhelmed with what I was witnessing. Then to me it just looked like everyone was looking at me. I keep feeling eyes stinging my body. So I go outta the room and stood in the hallway and took a couple of deep breathes. I DIDN'T CRY!!! I went back into the room with my head high. I sat back down and the teacher asked me was I ok. I said yeah I kinda figured there were some concerns, but I really didn't think it was this bad. She was like yeah he has a few concerns that she addressed with me.
She asked me about how he responds to questions and I told her that he does do that at home. So then she asked me when he talks, how many words can he say. I said about 3-4 and she said yeah cuz his speech is a lil delayed. Then she asked when he talks, does he give you eye contact. I said no only when I address him to look at me. Then she asked if he was the only child and I said yes. And she told me don't worry cuz it usually happens with kids that don't have siblings. So then I said what's next. And she said that he is gonna get scheduled for a larger screening where he'd be in front of Dr.'s and professionals. They were only teachers and only can address their concerns, they can't diagnose. So I said ok. Then she said at the larger screening they'll evaluate the teachers concerns. And if they still feel that he has concerns then they he goes to counciling and he would get put into a special school to help with the concerns to get him ready for Kindergarten. After talking to the teacher, I felt very relieved to know that they really really care about him. He'll be ok.
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