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Wish me luck! Docs tomorrow...

(14 Posts)
mrsbaffled Mon 05-Sep-11 13:05:32

I have an appt at GPs to talk about my concerns about DS. I have written everything down I want to say so i don't forget anything. I have printed off the list of symptoms from the dyspraxia foundation website and ticked all the areas of concern.

I really hope I don't come across as neurotic(!) I have chosen the nicest doc, so hope it will be OK!

Reading back all the stuff I have written down makes me a bit sad. It is a long list ... sad

coff33pot Mon 05-Sep-11 13:21:31

Wish you loads of luck and hope that your GP is one that listens to the MUM smile

No its not nice when you right it all down. I quite frankly burst into tears within 2 mins of getting in the docs room. Although embarrased I think it added to the fact of how concerned I was.

Good Luck x

MangoMonster Mon 05-Sep-11 13:24:35

Don't worry about looking neurotic! Hope all goes well.

mrsbaffled Mon 05-Sep-11 14:00:32

Yes, I am also very concerend about bursting into tears(!) It took tears to convince DH to be at home to look after DS in the waiting room. He is totally on board with my concerns, but doesn't see it as a priority to see GP. I on the otherhand, can think about nothing else at the moment...

IndigoBell Mon 05-Sep-11 14:56:06

Good luck.

It's a very emotional time.

Make sure you get a referral to an OT.

mrsbaffled Mon 05-Sep-11 16:28:58

Am I asking to see a paed as well as an OT?!

IndigoBell Mon 05-Sep-11 17:42:20

Yes! Sorry I didn't read it properly and thought your appt tomorrow was with a paed.

But yes, he needs to be seen by both a paed and an OT. The OT will be the most help, and will actually be able to offer practical suggestions and or therapy.......

mrsbaffled Mon 05-Sep-11 17:55:20

smile Thought so! I suppose what I really want is practical stuff more than a dx as such.

Chundle Mon 05-Sep-11 17:58:52

Good luck! I too burst into tears when I initially went to the GP about my dd1!

IndigoBell Mon 05-Sep-11 18:01:02

The OT is able to offer practical suggestions and help, and possibly also come into school and make recommendations.....

mrsbaffled Tue 06-Sep-11 09:10:43

We're back from the docs. He was lovely and put up with a few small sobs from me(!) I didn't say everything I had written down (and missed out some key things), but it didn't matter as he agreed with me quite early on that DS might be dyspraxic and it definitely warrants investigation. We have been referred to a peadiatrician, but have NO IDEA how long it might take for the appt to come through. He agreed with me that the pain in his arm might be related to his hypermobile elbows (they have to be seen to be believed!) and he will prob need physio.
I am reasonably happy now! Must stop worrying now...wheels are in motion...

IndigoBell Tue 06-Sep-11 09:51:34

I think there are govt targets and you have to be seen for your first appointment within 6 weeks. (Although this might have changed.)

Of course the first appointment is just that - the first one. You'll probably come out of that one down to see him again in 6 months and on the waiting list for OT, on the waiting list for phsyio, without a dx and with nothing actually having been done yet......

But well done. First hurdle overcome.

coff33pot Tue 06-Sep-11 11:52:03

Oh that is good smile

Well done you have made the first jump to getting him help.

mrsbaffled Tue 06-Sep-11 13:17:21

In a strange way I think I am emotionally able to get through everything else now I have dealt with today. I am prepared for it all to take a long time, but at least things are happening now.

Got to write a letter for his new teacher now. Luckily she's the SENCO so should understand what I am going on about(!)

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