Switching Gears: From Physical Therapy to Speech Therapy

When I told Ms Mary, L’s Early Intervention (EI) physical therapist, that the neurologist suggested physical therapy (PT) once a week to help with his low muscle tone (hypotonia), she rolled her eyes at the idea. We learned that if we supplement L’s PT with an outside provider, we wouldn’t be able to use the PT services … Read on…

L Visits the Pediatric Neurologist

Two nights before his appointment, I tried figuring out what to expect for the first visit to the pediatric neurologist. I couldn’t find information on my specific practice, but on forums many moms mentioned several forms, discussing milestones, child play time with the doctor, and an exam. I wish I hadn’t thrown out the paper … Read on…

Plain Ol’ Worry? Or Mother’s Intuition?

I’m a worrier by nature, but since becoming a mom it’s gotten worse. I honestly can’t decide if this is normal (to some degree I know it is) or if it’s partly postpartum anxiety. It’s really bad the first year postpartum. After I had G, I was obsessed with the idea he was autistic. It wasn’t … Read on…