Today was preview day.
I felt all trendy (in my dodge caravan...ha!) driving through downtown Providence in route to The Groden Center. Trevy's first school. All that was missing was a Dunkin' Latte. Jonathan says no more of those...the price of home owner-ship!
So we (Trevy...me...and EI Kelly) arrived Latte-less...but excited. EI has been great to us. But I really believe Trevor will thrive with a more comprehensive approach. And Groden's strategy is a 3:1 ratio. Three therapists to one kiddo!
...now if I could just convince them to implement this strategy at home. Imagine the dinners I could make! My Italian side would go wild!
I thought it would just be a quickie tour. See room. See toys. Go home. I was wrong. In a good way! They actually had a little class just for Trevy. And as it turned out...that was a good idea.
Cause no sooner had we plopped on the calico-rug to play with some groovy (expensive) therapy toys...
than we had attack of the seizure monster.
Cling to mommy...seizure...seizure...seizure...
And so it went for about ten minutes. Little tears streaming down chunky cheeks. Teachers & EI coordinators not really knowing what to say. Taking ques from me. Me hugging Trevy and wishing they'd stop looking at me for ques. Me looking for a hole to hide in. But not really blaming them...cause I'da gawked if the shoe was on the other foot. My God...I wish the shoe was on the other foot. Actually...I wish there was no such thing as an IS shoe! Trevy crying. Very unhappy. Flashing I-have-a-smidge-of-Italian dirty looks at the teachers. Me wondering if this was really a good idea.
The preview was not off to a good start.
But these Groden Girls know their stuff. And after the cluster passed. And Trevy was a little more reasonable...they actually succeeded in getting him off of my lap. And eventually out of my sight entirely. And by all appearances...enjoying himself!
And by the end of our sneak peek I could feel little hope roots sprouting in my (at times emotionally-unstable) heart.
And right now I'm thinkin' this is gonna be a very good thing for my Trev-ster!