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Recap of things....
April 4th I was able to speak to a human being at the Phoenix Children's Speciality Clinic. Last time I called I did get to speak to someone but only after I was on hold for about 45 minutes. I am not lying!!! I was at work and had the call on my cell phone bluetooth so I could listen AND keep track of the time. I was able to see the time when someone finally answered the phone.... 43 minutes and 18 seconds. NEVER have I been on hold for SO long! At that call I was told someone from the office would call me back in two weeks (after my insurance gave approval for the referral) and I could set up an appointment for the children to see the psychologist. I was asked (by the Melmed Center) to have the children tested and evaluated by a psychologist to determine cognitive function and academic skills. I waited until three weeks had passed and called back because I had not heard from anyone. Honestly I NEVER expect a doctor's office to call me back, because I have not seen it happen...lol. I called back and got someone in a mere 12 minutes. I was pleased to hear the insurance had approved everything so I got to set the appointments for the children. They started July 11th and go further out. Just glad to get the ball rolling on that one! Finally!
April 10th I had my appointment to my Primary Care Physician (PCP). Since I was a new patient I had to wait THREE months to get in to see Dr. Baier. When I was SUPER ill over the winter and went to the Urgent Care I was SO sick that I should have seen a doctor sooner. Even when I went to the doctor at the Urgent Care I was not given the medicine I needed to stop my coughing including an inhaler. From the time I was last sick to now I cannot breathe right. I told the new PCP and she said not to worry. It might be the pollution level in Phoenix or allergies. Not to worry??? LOL She does not know me well! SHe give me a prescription for an inhaler. That will be much nicer. The new doctor said if I was ever sick like that again to come and see her IMMEDIATELY and she would get me in! Wow! That is a HUGE relief! I also got a bunch of blood work I have to do so I set an appointment for this Wednesday (April 24). Got to get the blood work completed and check back into the doctor.
April 17th I got James's paperwork in from the Melmed Center. It is the write up on the clinical diagnosis that was sent to the children's regular pediatrician. It basically stated that James is very bright but he is fixated with certain items of interest, he cannot hold a 2-way conversation, he does not maintain eye contact during a conversation and socially he is very immature. With all these characteristics James meets the diagnostic criteria for autism. So James was officially diagnosed with autism for the state of Arizona. Just one more child to go...Joseph! Got to get his paperwork that was sent to the regular pediatrician.
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This brings me to what I did on April 19th. I called their Long Term Care case worker and told her I was sorry I did not get the paperwork filled out but I had a HUGE project and I had to get it completed first. After a bit of a conversation she said she understood and was going to help me. She closed out their case and started it over again. I told her I would stop by her office Monday afternoon since the office headquarters is not far from where I work. I told her I would bring in all their information. This would be helpful in get the paperwork going again. She also said she would do what she could to expedite the process. Heck, even if she does nothing the offer to help was GREATLY appreciated! So this is what I have to do Monday along with my work stuff. This is why I have been busy lately and not blogging.
Something else that has been slowing me down blogging is John. No, it is not his fault really....I just enjoy spending time with him and I rarely have any time alone to blog (since I am trying to relax I am making it a point to blog; which I find relaxing). After the work week I rarely feel like dragging out my computer and working since I had been on a computer all week. When John comes to visit (which as been every other weekend lately) I stay and hang out with him. It is amazing how much things have changed between us. I don't think we were going to make it before/during the dark days of our marriage but I can see it is possible for us to be happy again and for a LONG time I was not sure that could happen. I enjoy spending time with him and talking (listening) to him. He and I both realize how important it is that we start communicating again. That ONE item alone has made a difference! Seems to blatant and simple but we just could not manage it for the last few years.
Now my dear reader you are about as caught up as I am on my life as I am. I know, that is not saying much at the moment but I am living by the seat of my pants. I will be going into work tomorrow by 6:30am or 7am and work until 4pm to 5pm. Each day I have a LOT to do at work and then I try and manage my home life and the children as best I can. Each day passes too quickly. I miss the children. I wish I was there with them more. I am hoping things for work will slow down after June and I can spend more time focused on them and John too. John will be here for the summer and hopefully coming to stay. One day at a time...one day at a time...it is all I can do and slowly... I am making it...
|Picture from our trip to Tumbleweed Park in Chandler today. |
Glad I got to spend some time with them today and wear
them out before bed tonight...lol.