She didn't really reveal what conclusion she made, which I felt was a pretty crappy way to end a story. My conclusion is: I'm not sure either. That's why her conclusion was crappy!
So I'm going to continue as I have, I don't think anyone I know really reads this anymore since I have been so negligent in posting.
School is about to end for my little muck-mucks. Bub has missed the last 3 weeks of school r/t an unknown illness. We are waiting on lab results, but since he was put on Flagyl ("just in case") he has improved. So I'm thinking my little guy picked up a parasite at some point since Feb. March is when he started having trouble. He has lost 18lbs since Feb.
...I don't think I will have to worry about his PCP telling me that Bub is overweight and counseling me on preventing early teen/adult onset diabetes for a while... *yeah, my mind goes there*
This past year, the Zbug has been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia. The momma-muppet had been pushing the school district and her MD specialist all year, so now the ZBug is getting appropriate therapies, interventions, and medications. She has a 501 plan. She went from being 3 reading levels behind in October to being 2 levels ABOVE standard for her grade/age.
So although I am FAR from an expert, I now have experience with IDEA and 501s- which are VERY different programs that cover very different types of children.
You know, and this is just me. I am very grateful there are ANY kinds of programs for kids with learning and/or development disabilities. I get really frustrated at my fellow parents that bitch and moan about how there aren't enough programs, and how the programs don't cover everything.
I keep hearing my step-grandmother over and over in my head, in her strong Ukie accent: "You think life is easy? It's not easy, it's Hard!"
I know most of my family did not like her, but I really appreciate the honesty she had for a 16 yr old idealistic-idiot. I try REALLY hard to replicate that kind of honesty with my kids. They will not thank me for it until MUCH later in life. If I am lucky, I will still have my marbles.