B is starting a new daycare Monday, the 16th.
In order to do so, we had to have our pediatrician fill out the general health appraisal form.
The doc just faxed it to me and I feel like crying.
Physical exam: __ Normal _x_Abnormal
Specify any physical abnormalities: Vater Syndrome
Significant health concerns: Developmental delays
I hate the word abnormal.
But I suppose technically, that's the case, right? I just fucking hate hate hate hate that word.
And developmental delays? Where? What? How? No one has EVER mentioned this to me. The pediatrician said last time we were there that Brody didn't need speech therapy, and that he might need ot/pt once his thumbs are in place. Does that equal developmentally delayed? I just don't get it.
I don't want my baby to be labeled.
Not abnormal physical presentation with developmental delays. The former I acknowledge grudgingly as probably medically accurate. The second one I completely disagree with him.
It's just a stupid little state form that he has to fill out. I'm sure he didn't mean anything by it.
I'm calling them back and asking them to make another form, or asking for an explanation.
I have to wait an hour because (1) the office is closed for the lunch hour and (2) I couldn't do it right now without crying.
I'm thinking we are going to have to write a letter like this for next Monday. What do you think? Too much?
Edited to add: I just called B's erstwhile day care teacher, and asked her to be honest with me. I told her the situation, and she was adamant that B is not delayed in any way. She said he talks better than most of the kids in his class, pick things up better than most of the kids, his vocabulary is outstanding, he uses utensils better than most of the kids in his class, knows his colors and numbers. . . I made it through the voicemail left at the ped's office, but did start to cry with B's teacher.
So now I wait to hear from the pediatrician.
And I've started to write a letter like the one above, so if anyone thinks it's a bad idea, you'd better tell me immediately.