The early intervention program in our county has gone bankrupt since we used their services for Ben. It is now run by Easter Seals. They called me today for an interview to see if Clara will qualify for therapy services with them. The criteria is much more stringent and she may not be eligible because her delay is only in one area. I have to run some simple tests on her this evening and speak to the evaluator again tomorrow for her determination. Unfortunately private therapy for Clara is not covered by our insurance.
Momentarily, I found myself actually hoping that she would score low in other areas so her therapy would be covered by EI. Then I recognized the absurdity of these thoughts. It is a blessing that Clara is thriving in every other way. I can't let the bureaucracy of government early intervention make me forget that.
If there really is only enough funding to help the children with the most severe delays, then I would hate for Clara to take a spot from someone who needs it more. And so we will wait. And explore other options.
Now for a confession:
I went into Google Reader this afternoon and marked all 200 unread posts as "Read". And just like that a weight was lifted off of me. If I haven't made it by your place lately, I am going to try to do so going forward. It was just adding too much stress to try to go back.