I was hoping she'd have some good news about a Theraplay referral. She didn't, but she continued to be supportive and helpful and made all the right noises when I'd told her about our two weeks.
I suspect she may hold back on getting us that elusive Theraplay appointment as she seems concerned about the number of other referrals we're waiting on at the moment. Her previous advice was to cancel them all except for childrens outpatients following Mini's seizure. To be honest I'm
So we carry on as before, lots of love, affection, cuddles and reassuring. Glenda assures me that things will improve soon as we're doing all the right things, and we've got to go through it all. I did point out that we've been doing all the same things for 4 years and it's only getting worse. I didn't mean to sound negative, but we are feeling frustrated, that's why we asked for help in the first place.
Of course, it's reassuring to know we're doing the right thing but it's really difficult knowing that things aren't getting any easier for Mini, and there is this closed little area in his head that none of us ever see inside. That little area contain all his anxieties and scary feelings, but they're all locked away so he has to try to deal with them on his own.
Glenda is visiting again in 2 weeks time to discuss further, and to give that important outpatient referral a chance to turn up.
For now, we look forward to this afternoon as the NC, Dollop and I are going to see Mini perform in his class showing assembly - we'll get to see everything he's been learning about including the whole class reciting 'We're going on a bear hunt'. Then I'm feeding back to Mini's class teacher about my conversations with Glenda....'but I'm not scared, it's a beautiful day'.