Today I took Kaleigh in for a speech assessment. She has had two falls and lost some front teeth because of them. I started to become concerned about her speech so I took her in today to be seen. It wasn't too bad but the speech pathologist did have a few concerns. We are going to work on somethings and bring her back to speech to make sure her speech develops properly.
When the speech therapist was speaking to me, she mentioned that she had a few concerns about Kaleigh's academic development. There are a few things, not two pages worth but a few. This is important because Kaleigh's preschool expressed concerns about her back in November. After listening to the teacher, I decided to have the Psychologist come in and she will be there on the 16th of March to observe Kaleigh. We are very interested to see what she has to say about Kaleigh.
Today, I came home and I am alone, which does not happen often, but the kids are out with Grandma for a while. I became very sad so quickly. I guess the pain of going through Austin's diagnosis is surfacing. Thinking that Kaleigh may face some challenges, not the same, or as severe as Austin, but something, is crushing my heart. I am surprised at my reaction. I have prided myself in taking things in stride and being so headstrong, I run at things head on! I know the sadness will pass but it is tough. I will fight just as hard for Kaleigh as I do Austin. Whatever may come of Kaleigh's evaluation, I know I can deal with it. Some days though, I feel like my heart could drown in my tears ...