Reincarnated As A Mother

Friday, April 15, 2016

Testing Torture

And so it begins.
Today was the first of three sessions at St. Luke's Children's Hospital
for Kean's IQ and Neuro testing.
 For him to continue to receive his budget for extra therapy and help,
the Department of Health and Welfare is requiring us to test his
IQ and abilities-- to basically prove he still has Down syndrome and
is still physically and mentally challenged.
Don't get me started on what a colossal waste of time and tax payers dollars
this ridiculous testing is-- I'm guessing some idiot parent scammed the system
and ruined it for the rest of us.
So test we must.
He was supposed to have this done last year when he turned five
but if you remember, he was on Chemo and so miserable, he
cried all the way through the testing (until I was crying with him).
Today, was much better. 
We spent the first hour in observation, answering questions
and bringing the doctor up to speed on his changes.
The second hour she tested him with toys and games
while I filled out question after question after question after question.......
One down.
Two to go.