I talked to the ECD lady today, just a quick call, setting up R's next appointment.
And now I'm freaking out.
She and I had previously had a discussion where she wasn't sure that ECD would be able to re-admit R as a client because there was only one developmental area in question. She wasn't too concerned and told me she'd talk with the other workers in the office and let me know.
Today she called to set up an appointment. And then:
ECD: It wasn't a hard sell to get R back on the caseload.
M: Good. I'm glad we'll be working with you.
ECD: The problems that we initially admitted her to watch out for - we thought they were resolved but now it looks like they're still there.
R was originally a client because she was deprived of oxygen at birth.
She was discharged because she seemed to be developing normally.
So now we're talking about brain-damage. Brain damage.
And not the Bill Cosby Fatherhood funny stuff.
I know I know I know in my heart of hearts that we'll be okay, that she's developing normally in every other way and this is just something to work through.
But hearing brain damage today?
It broke my heart.