2 hours til neuropsychologist appointment.

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by ksm, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    I am hoping that the Dr. will be a good one... I don't take difficult child to this appointment. She will be reviewing the old records and talking to me, then order the tests she wants difficult child to have before she sees her. Praying for Dr to have insight and that I don't come across as "crazy gma" that my angelic looking teen isn't how to looks to the outside world. KSM
  2. IT1967

    IT1967 Member

    Good luck! I hope the doctor is a good one and that the appointment. is productive. Report back!
  3. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Well, you're halfway through now ... I just saw this note. Fingers crossed!
  4. buddy

    buddy New Member

    Hope things are going well.
  5. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member

    Well, difficult child is now scheduled for two 4 hour appointments for testing. This will take place in early June. With her struggles in schoo, I couldn't really see having her miss even more school and she has 3 D's (out of 5 classes) as it is now. But, the bad thing is, I won't get the results til early July, as the doctor is out the last half of June for vacation. Oh well, I have been waiting a few years already.

    I thought the doctor was pretty thorough... and with the family history, she said the tests should look seriously at the possibility of bipolar and/or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. I truly think this is FASD... everything I have read about FASD fits difficult child and her biomom to a T. And, they say that many FASD individuals are diagnosed as bipolar when the actually aren't. It is just that the symptoms of FASD is similar to bipolar. Hope we get answers. And I hope difficult child doesn't throw a fit. Those two appointment for testing will be long days - as we have to drive an hour to get to the appointment. Will try to throw a reward shopping trip if she tries hard and cooperates. KSM
  6. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    At least the evaluator has FASD on the radar!
  7. buddy

    buddy New Member

    That's what i did, those were fun reward days for sure!
  8. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    After this long a wait.......a little longer is tolerable. My fervent hope is that you will have info and suggested guidelines or treatment options that you have not had to date. I REALLY am hoping this of deep benefit to your family. DDD
  9. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Even if she acts up, how she acts up and why will tell him something.

    Good luck! :)