We’ve come to the end of Maria’s third week of school. Fortunately, this week was better than last. No school yesterday, few seizures. Maria’s physical therapist suggested her “episodes” are partially stress-caused, which seems plausible. I asked Maria’s teacher if she can sit quietly in the classroom during the first 20 minutes of school when the other kids are playing on the playground. I figure she can look around the class and get used to her environment before all the craziness of the other kids begins. The teacher said it’s ok for now while it’s hot out and there’s few kids, but when the weather gets better and there’s more than 10 kids in class, then all the teachers will need to be out on the playground. That seems fine for now. Today was her first day of this new arrangement, and it seems like it went well. Next week she has Monday off, so we’ll see if next week goes well too.
The other thing the teacher agreed to is letting me sit in class next Thursday to see if I can make any suggestions to make things better for Maria. I am continually impressed and reassured by the teacher, thank goodness.
I’m searching for another neurologist. One that was recommeded doesn’t submit claims to insurance. The patient pays for it and submits their own claims. The initial cost is about $2500 – $3000. Yea, right. The other one who was recommended takes our main insurance, but not our secondary–not a deal breaker, but not ideal. We’ve been playing phone tag, the scheduler said the doc doesn’t have any appointments, but she said to let her know what Maria’s issues are and perhaps she can get us in with another doctor. I figure if I lay it out for her, they’ll let us in. I ought to send them a picture or bring her in to the office so they can meet her.
Tomorrow my co-worker retires. He’s been doing a lot of my class logistics for me for the past couple of years. My workload is going to significantly increase now, and they don’t seem to be in a real hurry to replace him. I’ve begun the whining. Don’t know if it’ll do any good.