This morning KayTar had an allergist visit. We love allergist visits. Seriously, we do! In addition to the fact that KayTar has decided that "specialist visits" are actually code for the KayTar Variety Hour (complete with a captive audience), our allergist has really warmed to KayTar and seems to genuinely look forward to seeing her. Turns out her latest labs didn't register any allergic reaction at all, so we're still avoiding nuts, but really unsure about the whole nut allergy. Because some people are reactive even though the immunoCAP is negative, the next step is a nut challenge, which they only do in the hospital. She's referring us to her husband, who is an allergy/immunology fellow at our children's hospital, at least in part because she said she wants him to meet KayTar, because she's such a hoot. I called about scheduling today and should hear back in the next couple of days. On a sad note, this was the last time we'll see her! They are moving to another state once his fellowship ends. We've only been seeing her for a few months, but she and KayTar click so well, we're sad to see her go. Strangely enough, when I called to schedule her genetics follow-up this afternoon, I discovered we were losing TWO doctors! Her geneticist is also moving out of state at the end of the month. We'll be seeing a new doctor for our follow-up visit, we're hoping he can look at the case with fresh eyes and see something someone else overlooked, since we've hit a bit of a dead end.
I spoke with KayTar's new school and BubTar's transfer is a go! Unfortunately, they do not have a full time GT class, though, they do tend to group the high achievers together. There is a pull out program for GT and the teacher will be able to give him enrichment activities to keep him engaged in the regular classroom. While I'm a little bummed that it isn't a dedicated GT classroom, it sounds like he'll manage just fine. We could pursue grade level testing to move him upwards and I don't doubt that he could move onto third, but we think it is best that he stays with his same aged peers. He's just excited that there is bus he might get to ride and that there is no weekly chapel to sit through, such are the priorities of seven year old boys.
The CHIP buy-in bill might not make it through state legislation if they don't get to it tonight, so everyone PLEASE (pleasepleaseplease), cross your fingers, say your prayers, or whatever else you can offer up that this one makes it through.
*I have a 3-drawer filing cabinet on my desk, labeled Medical, School, and Other...as I finished these paragraphs I sat back in my chair and caught sight of the drawers, the recurring themes of my life.