Dana - posted on 04/12/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )
I took my 11 year old son in for his regular yearly check up with the pediatrician. He had been complaining that he's been having trouble hearing. The doctor agreed he should have another hearing screening done since the last 2 she did in her office have come back either borderline or failed. Ok. So that I expected. What I didn't expect is when she pointed out to me that his left leg is longer than the right, which is quite common to have one slightly longer. Except his is so off that it's causing his back to bend to compensate for the extra length and she wants to keep an eye on his growth. How much more should be put upon this poor kid? My heart is hurting for him. I already worry what his future will hold. He's only 11 and already tells me he wants to get married someday and have children. I'm so hopeful for him, but fearful too that he may not have the life he wants. On top of having Tourette's and mild anxiety, he has some sensory issues, cognitive delays, intellecual disability, speech impairment...etc. I don't usually think to far into the future, we take it one day at a time around here, but I think I'm just getting a bit overwhelmed right now. I'm sure I'm not alone, but sometimes it feels like it.