So last week Anthony had his one year post surgery with the Pediatric ENT and the next day he had his 2.5 well toddler checkup. He passed his hearing test and the tubes are both still in there and should hopefully last all through winter. Both his pediatrician and the pediatric ENT said that he should be evaluated for a speech delay. He is just not talking as and as clearly as his friends in class. He's using 2-4 word sentences, but very rudimentary from "thank you" to "no baby, boy now". His classmates even say his name better than he can. It's kinda a mess getting set up. It's free through the state up to age 3, but you're supposed to call your school district, and they don't have a direct link on their website. Then you get bounced around from the "oh he's not in school yet, we're for school age kids, you want this number" and finally it's "you need to call this state agency and then they will call us and then we will call you." So finally I'm set up for his evaluation appointments in October. He needs two of them, one with the state agency and one with the school district person. Luckily the state agency person completely understood the whole "no I can't take two different days off work" and scheduled for right before my school appointment and she will come to my house and then follow me there. I've got a ton of paperwork to fill out.I swear kids eat up all your sick/vacation days. Not just when they are sick but just for appointments. He is also going to the dentist every month because they want to watch a tooth. Lara Amber
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