|By: Tammy Bangs|
When does it stop being so
overwhelming? Hmmm, interesting question. Not so easy answers. When they are in the
NICU, we think, it will get easier, when they come home. When they come home, we
think, it will get easier when they start to walk and do things for themselves. When
they start walking, we think, it will get easier when they *catch up*.... It seems
we just continuously exchange worries.
Taylor just finished yet another round of evaluations. More worries about what it
means. More worries about what his future will hold. Lots of tests, very little
answers. No crystal ball. Mostly, the tests just confirmed what we really
already knew. That in many areas, Taylor is in fact gifted. At five years, 6
mo, his visual cognitive level is accelerated, he reads at a second grade level, his math
skills are about a year ahead, his non-verbal problem solving skills are accelerated, and
he shows good beginning knowledge in science (the solar system is his current obsession),
and geography (can most five yr olds identify all the continents and many countries?).
Hmmmm interesting.. is that really any different than the projected outcome of a normal, healthy, run of the mill child? Are the worries and questions of the future really that different for Taylor than they are for Travis. No, not really... even with normal, healthy, run of the mill children... it gets overwhelming, we worry, and we question the future.
Tammy, Mom to:
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