Thursday, July 14, 2011

A Good Week!

Considering this is my first official month of retirement, it's been awfully busy.  But we're getting so much done - it's both exhausting and exhilarating.  I have health benefits through the end of the month, so all medical, dental and vision check ups have been in full swing.  Vaccinations, fillings, crowns . . . we're happy to be getting that stuff done.  Strange, I know.

But the best news for now is that I had an intake with the county psychiatrist to push through an evaluation for Lily in connection with her IEP.  This professional was wonderful - insightful, patient, thorough.  She indicated she'd push for an extradited process because she knows we're trying to get Lily's psychiatric care set up for continuity as we change health plans on August 1.  She offered to help.  Offered.  I went a little crazy and got a mocha frappuccino to celebrate on my way home!

Being busy has been a blessing in some ways.  Lily will be on crutches for another 4 weeks, she needs to be kept occupied, and I'm dying to get out of the house.  We've been so busy running off to appointments that we haven't had time to dwell on any of that.    I still have creative/summery things I'd like to do before we're all back in school, but I'll have to be patient about fitting in those fun projects.

Lily is more calm these days, perhaps a result of the introduction of Risperdal as we titrate down on Zyprexa.  She still gets anxious about what school she'll go to this fall, she wants answers now.  Gee, where'd she get that?

What I know for sure, is that in this moment, on this day, we're OK.  I'll take that.


  1. WooHooo! So glad there is someone there offering to help. You guys need support and as much reinforcement as possible, yes?! If I could send in the cavalcade to help I would.
    I'm glad to hear that the Risperdal is helping Lily. It was very helpful for Obug for quite a while and the Zyprexa only worked well for a very short time. :(

    I wish you all well in this beautiful beautiful season.

  2. Hi, found you on SITS and reading your sidebar made me cry...seriously. I hope this new psychiatrist will be a helpful influence in your journey. Best wishes!