compare ERs instead of grocery stores.
compare your child's oxygen saturations.
toys as "Therapy."
take a new day for granted.
your child HOW to pull things out of the cupboard, off the bookcases,
and that feeding the dog from the table is fun.
clothes your infant wore last fall still fit her this fall.
is an educational opportunity, instead of having just plain old
instead of scold when they blow bubbles in their juice while
sitting at the dinner table (that's Speech Therapy), smear ketchup
all over their high chair (that's Occupational Therapy), or throw
their toys (that's Physical Therapy).
don't mind if your child goes through the house tooting a tin
fired at least 3 pediatricians, and can teach your family doctor a thing
name at least 3 genes on chromosome 21.
really know your toast if you can spell the full names
have been told you are "In Denial" by at least 3 medical or
therapy professionals. This makes you laugh!
that incredible sinking feeling that you've forgotten SOMETHING on those
few days that you don't have some sort of appointment
vocabulary consists of all the letters OT, PT, SP, ASD, IEP, ISP,
VSD, IFSP, etc.
your appointment at the specialist even though a tropical storm is
raging because you just want to get this over with....you waited 8
months to get it....and besides, no one else will be
and wrestling with siblings is PT.
therapy occurs in the tub with a sibling.
training is complete, you take out a full-page public notice in
the Washington Post.
Doctors/Specialists/Hospitals etc. all know you by your name without
referring to your chart.
You keep a
daily growth chart.
calculate monthly statistics for the number of times you child vomits,
and did this for more than one year.
all your friends when your child sits up for the first time, at
With a big
smile on your face you tell a stranger that your four year old just
started walking last week.
medical file is two inches and growing.
You have a
new belief.....that angels live with us on