I was trying to save this post until I had the results to share with you but I’ve got to vent a bit and let it out. I’ve been seriously so grumpy the past week! I’ve been diving into project after project trying to keep my spirits up and keep my mind distracted. But it’s not working.

I spent 8 hours at the psychologists’ office and had Dylan tested. For what? I have no idea. Learning disorders, audio response issues, ADHD, you name it. I’ve also had his hearing and vision checked.

I’m at a complete loss as to what is going on with my little boy. He’s been having problems at school and a couple weeks ago, his teacher called and asked me to take him home. He’s also had some problems at church as well.

The doctor needs another week to gather all the testing results and paperwork to come up with his final diagnosis. I’m tired and I don’t want to go through this whole process all over again (like we’ve done with Davis several times already).

I was counting on Dylan to be the “normal” one and to help me out by being a good example for the other two boys. I don’t know what’s in our future but my heart is broken and I’m trying to find the strength to be positive and do what it takes to move forward.

23 thoughts on “Grumpy!

  1. Give yourself a big hug! You deserve it. That would be extremely hard to be going though. I wish I had the right words to say, but hang in there and look forward to a new day!

  2. I am really sorry to hear about these problems you are having with your son. I will pray that answers are found quickly and that you and the doctors can develop a plan to make life better for all of you. God gave you your son and knows that you are capable of handling ANY challenge you face as a mom. Good luck and God Bless to you and your family.

  3. OMG – I read your blog all the time, and find it very inspiring. I am so sorry to hear about your son… Actually I am having the exact same problem with my 7 yr old boy! I have an email my cousin (who is a school speach therapist for NISD in San Antonio)sent me when I asked her for some advise I would like to share with you, please reply and let me know if you’re interested. I have a meeting with his school counselor this week, and hope to have a plan of action set up asap. There are so many suggestions, and so many websites that offer us help, but I don’t know what to believe or accept. The two hours in (church) primary are too much for him, and he struggles staying in his seat during class. When he gets together with other scouts, they bounce off the wall like no other… Is it boys just being boys, or is it something we need to pay attention to?..

  4. Oh, my heart is breaking for you. Hopefully, the answers will be better than expected. As I read your blog, I am so amazed at your strength and all you do for both your boys. In this blogging world, know you have many friends you have never met, praying for you.

  5. My heart goes out to you right now. There is NOTHING more upsetting than dealing with this kind of stuff with your child. I am hoping everything will be okay. Keep your chin up.

  6. Oh, Laurie! My heart aches for you and your little family!
    I hope that things look up for you soon. Know that you are loved, even if there is very little else to hold on to right now!! Good luck!

  7. My prayers and thoughts go out to you! I find that the best thing to do when struggling with these sorts of things is to try and take it easy… just spend a bit breathing, and focusing on something else.

    Love to you…

  8. Sorry to hear you are going through this! Our children certainly make life interesting huh! I’ll remember you and your family in my prayers. I can tell you are an awesome mom and you’ll do whatever you can to do the best for your kids. You are stronger than you think!! Joanne x

  9. Laurie, I’m so sorry to hear you have to go through this again! Hopefully whatever the diagnosis is, you will be able to have some insight on how to help him. Boys are hard as it is!
    I admire you so much and think you’re doing a great job as a mom! love ya, Michalann

  10. that is something to totally be bummed about, especially with the hopes you had for him dashed. but really, it isn’t that bad. if say he gets an ADHD diagnosis . worst case you medicate, and do some behavioral modifications. which you are a pro at. not that it is fun. BUT YOU CAN DO IT! and ADHD is totally genetic.i have it, my 2 boys have it. one daughter has it and another one might just be ADD, so i can’t think it’s the end of the world because there is harder stuff to cope with. but the calls home from the teacher ROT. and the problems at church suck too. know that you aren’t alone. and you can handle it. you are strong and amazing . and you realize this doesn’t reflect poorly on you right? you didn’t cause this and you can’t change it. but you can learn to cope with it. and feel free to vent! it is hard . and sometimes embarrassing, and it can be disappointing. Hugs for you! I hope it can be easily handled .

    I’m sorry you have to go through all the testing again. it is no fun.

  11. kudos for being an amazing mom and trying to find ways to help dylan. you are a mother “who knows her children!” i am so sorry you are going through this and know that i am here for you. i pray you find the answers you need. hang in there!
    i love ya, diana

  12. i am so sorry. I have bern there so many time with my son. Getting him tested for everything by everyone.
    I hope things get better for you and for your family 🙂

  13. Keep your chin up girl. I wish there was some way to relieve some of your burden. Maybe we need to go to lunch with some crazy girls and laugh a little. What do ya think?

  14. Ok so I just wrote this post and it errored out…So here goes again…just delete this one if it’s a double post.

    I feel ya babe.

    For me sometime I just don’t want to do it all over again. I just don’t wanna. It seems so unfair. And yet we do it anyway because we love them and we want them to be healthy and happy.

    I know things will work out, you are such a great mom, I just wish it didn’t have to be so hard.

    Love ya.

  15. Is is tough being a Mom. I am thinking and praying for you! I know you have a good support group-use them!

    Hang in there. You are A GREAT mom!

  16. I’m so sorry it’s so rough right now. I pray that you will find answers, too. If you want to hash it out sometime I’m not that far away (lunch with the girls sounds good Rebecca!). With Brandon’s diagnosis of ADHD in December our life has changed dramatically. We have actually made it through sacrament meeting for the past 2 weeks with hardly any problems. I can’t tell you what a miracle that is. Hugs to you girl!

    P.S. I LOVE our pediatrician in Grapevine. She is an ADHD specialist so if that’s up his ally I’ll give you her info if you’re interested. It’s been nice not having to deal with a seperate psychiatrist.

  17. Laurie,
    My heart goes out to you guys! I am truly in awe of you. You are such an amazing mom/woman and obviously the Lord knows it. Be good to yourself and your boys especially right now. It’s not anyones fault. Trials are apart of life, and luckily we don’t have to go through them alone! Hand it over to the Lord and know that he is going to carry you through this tough time.
    You all will be in my thoughts and prayers!

  18. heh, laurie.. I am sorry.. this has got to be a hard and frustrating time.. and it sounds like you have been thru this already.. take care.. projects help to distract me too.. hugs!!!

  19. Wow, I’m so sorry you are dealing with this. Yuck. You do seem like a great mom, so I know you will make it through… I am taking my 6 year old to the ENT doctor in 2 days to get his hearing tested. both my boys struggle in school too, so my next step is getting them evaluated for ADD. My 6 year old is not hyper, but completely “out to lunch”. I would be interested to see how this all turns out. Good luck, and I’ll be thinking of you!!

  20. Well, no wonder you’re grumpy. I’m sorry you’re going through all this, Laurie. I hope it’s resolved soon and that everything turns out okay. ((hugs))

  21. Hi, I found your blog a short time ago and I just wanted to comment and say I understand what you’re going through. We went through the same thing with our 7 year old. We were at our wits end and didn’t have a clue on what to do. Come to find out he’s ADD. It’s an emotional roller coaster and I send you a big hug. Once the diagnosis is made life does get a bit easier. You have my prayers.

  22. I am so sorry you are going thru this.. Being a mom is SO HARD! It’s terrible to know something is wrong with your child and not have the power to fix it. I hope and pray you get some answers quickly.. Your boys are adorable and your blog is great..

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