This morning marks six months from the time we met with the geneticist and were told that the testing results conclusively showed that Yirmiyahu had Trisomy 21. As such, I was scheduled for a follow up visit today with the geneticist but decided against going – I’m assuming (based on the first visit) they want to see how we’re coping emotionally and offer counseling if we’re suffering too much grief or emotional pain. That’s not really where we’re at so I cancelled the appointment along with the appointment with the pediatric hematologist (which was scheduled for the sake of convenience since it was at the same hospital, but Yirmiyahu doesn’t need to be seen until March). So instead of spending hours on the bus, I can post my menu plan for the week.
Sunday – b – oatmeal; l – mushroom barley soup; d- stir fry, roast potatoes, beans
Monday – b – banana bread; l – lentil soup; d – meatloaf, french fries, salad
Tuesday – b – pancakes; l – baked potatoes, souffle, tomato salad; d – colcannon
Wednesday – b – fried potatoes, breakfast beans; l – lentil rice casserole, salad; d – cabbage meat soup, baked potatoes
Thursday – b – banana bread; l – chili; d – kasha pilaf, meatballs, vegetables
Friday – b – apple oat scones; l – split pea soup
My dd18 did the planning last week, and stayed up late one night when I was already sleeping and filled the freezer with a number of dishes for the coming week, like the proverbial shoemakers elf. As I was writing this out, I got a call from the municipality education representative – he got a report from the school that I refused the psychological counseling ‘recommended’ and wants to meet with me this afternoon to see if we can cooperate with one another. (This is a nicely phrased way of saying they want me to agree to do what they want – my experience with institutions has repeatedly been that ‘cooperation’ is one sided. ) Since I already have a physical therapy appointment for Yirmiyahu in the afternoon and now this meeting, dd’s planning and preparation will be an even bigger help than I envisioned!