Thursday, June 10, 2010

Spring cleaning in June

Thank you for all the kind, identifying comments you left on my last post. Writing about my challenges with Evangeline was more than cathartic. It kind of drop kicked me back into my advocacy hat. I've contacted The Erickson Institute here in Chicago and have an appointment with a developmental pediatrician there to talk about Evangeline. After that intake we will probably start a process of evaluations to see if there is another diagnosis in Evangeline's future (possibly autism) and to see how we can help her more in general. I'm excited. Well, that's an understatement. Every time I think about people helping our family, like about going to Erickson, I tear up.

I'm still knee deep in summer and winter clothes exchanges and have become slightly addicted to selling things on Craigslist. A lot of things have also gone to Good Will. And I am even thinking about cleaning out the refrigerator. This is serious business.

Sergei's mom comes next week for a month visit from Ukraine.

And next week is the last week of school.

Also, we have a new therapy helper, a special education college major coming for four hours a week to work with Evie and Polly over the summer. I realized there is a need for reinforcements around here in the therapy department.


  1. I considered going to Erickson for graduate school. It was too far for me to travel, but I was really impressed with the program. I hope it works out. I look forward to hearing about it.

  2. Gillian I love to read your blog. You have gone through so much in the past year (years?)
    Don't be so tough on your self.You are one of the great moms out there.

    You have created a happy family with loving sisters and kind parents for grow up with.

    She would have had a horrible life and now she is surrounded by people trying as hard as possible to work things out for her.

    Do the best you can and God will look after E. He has been looking after her all her short little life and you can't make anyone love you--but the love is always there waiting for her is she can only turn around and take it.

    I think love can be just sticking by a difficult person and not giving up. You don't have to feel it so much as you are doing it every day.


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