Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Guess Who Finally Got in to Vanderbilt

YEP!  This girl!  Not Barlow...KEMRY! :)  

We have been on the waiting list for 11 months to see a developmental pediatrician at Vanderbilt and we FINALLY got the call that we have an appointment for next week!  Not that there is anything "wrong" with our sweet girl.  We wouldn't want to change anything about her amazing spirit.  We just want to find out what's going on and how we can help her live a happier, fuller life without all the fear, worry, and anxiety she deals with.  We have been told by specialists that she probably has a low IQ and just to take her home and love her knowing she will probably forever live at home, but we know that is SO wrong.  We see this girl do AMAZING complex things our children with known genius level IQs could not figure out.  She has severe speech problems which complicates testing and diagnosing her, but that certainly doesn't mean there's no potential for her.  I refuse to let anyone tell me that this child doesn't have HUGE potential in her.  That's when my mama bear comes out. :)  SO we are rejoicing today that we are one step closer to helping her in any way we humanly can.  WOOOHOOO!

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Paula said...

That is great news... you go, Mama Bear!

Sammy and Missy Parris said...

Not sure how I came about your blog but you have a lovely family!!! We also will be visiting Vandy soon for one of our children. I'm not sure why but those bigger hospitals always make me nervous because I know it's not just a standard appt. although I am very thankful for the larger childrens hospitals!!!

Jillian and Crew said...

I am so thankful you are finally getting this opportunity to dig deeper into the best ways to accommodate her and guider her to success.