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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Is Griffin an Aspie?

According to the teachers and ones who tested Griffin he is a child with Asperger's Syndrome. It is on his IEP (Individual Education Plan) several times but it is not official (as if from a doctor) so they cannot take services away from him. He tested quite high in all areas in limited testing, there was no logic questions in the math and no reading comprehension so he scored rather high. But when it comes down to doing everyday math he has a very difficult time and he struggles with reading comp. because he is hyperlexic.

My legs, ankles, and feet are so swollen with fluid that I cannot get on any of my shoes except for one pair of clogs and my hands swell pretty bad at night. The doctor didn't seem to be concerned and prescribed a water pill after I asked for one. This is the second doctor I have seen in two days about it and they have no answers. I can't wear those tight hosiery because it is too damn hot here. It has been in the high 80's to 90 degrees the past few days!

I had to go out and spend money I don't have on shorts, short sleeved shirts, and sandals for Griffin or else he would melt because nothing fits him from last summer of course. I had to get a few blouses for me because nothing fit me either.

I missed Griffin's horseback riding on Monday because he didn't go to school (Spring break) and I just spaced it out. And I totally forgot last Thursday that he had Speech. Some great mother I am!!!

UPDATE: Since I wrote this post I got my lab results back and my glucose is abnormally high, it is 121 and normal range is 69 - 100. I am worried that it means that I have Type 2 Diabetes. I have an appointment tomorrow (Friday) to see my doctor. Also my cholesterol is quite high even though I am taking mega dose of salmon oil and garlic which are supposed to help. It runs in the family both diabetes and high cholesterol. So I sure hope that meds can make a big difference. I went to the gym (YMCA) and walked on the treadmill hope if I can go often enough I can get my weight down.


Jen said...

Ah no, I know you could have done without those events. Big hug of moral support for you, I hope the swelling goes down and you get some comfort. Jen.

Jean said...

Hope your health issues resolve soon hun xxx

Petunia said...

Hope that its not diabetes Lora and the swelling reduces soon for you. Must be very uncomfortable in the heat :( xxx

Casdok said...

Hope you managed to get some answers, and the water pills help.

jazzygal said...

Do teachers make diagnoses?? Until a clinical one is made I'd pick and stick to whatever diagnosis gives the most services;-))

Hope your health issues resolve soon Lora. You have such a lot on your plate. And you're a great wouldn't be the first to forget something like that believe me!! ((xx)) Jazzy

Melissa H said...

THYROID!!! High cholesterol and glucose issues are all problems associated with your thyroid! You should be able to take meds for the glucose (I do) and I just adjusted diet for my cholesterol and stayed away from the meds for that.