Thursday, October 3, 2013

Long awaited.

Well, yesterday was finally Eli's long-awaited next appointment with his psychologist.

And you know what?

It was less-than-impressive.

I'm kind of disappointed.

At the beginning of the appointment we revisited all of the fears he had put into his worry box on the first appointment.  He took out five worries.  The psychologist checked him on all those and put one back in the box.

For the rest of the appointment, my boy was distracted, didn't really focus or concentrate on the activity at hand.  At one point, he said that he isn't anxious about going to school anymore in his brain, but sometimes his body tells him that he needs to be.

The next appointment is on Monday, and since we've zapped the fear of being sick at school worry, we are now moving on to something else that came up:  the fear of others looking at him and judging him.

I feel really let-down over this today, like it is a huge waste of money that we just don't have right now.  The difference in Eli in his first two appointments with her was HUGE, and now he just doesn't seem to need the help anymore, especially at his realization that he really isn't afraid anymore.  :/

Happy for the progress we've made over the past two months, but we did it all on our own.  I should be thrilled, but I really just feel ho hum about the whole situation.  Blah.

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