Our first stop on this fine* Monday morning was an evaluation with the potty training specialists at Children’s Hospital.
Monkey has a huge fan club at Children’s Hospital, apparently. The NP that we met with today had already heard about how AWESOME he is from the receptionist, lol. It’s really nice to feel so wanted. We were greeted with “It’s my FAVORITE family!” as Monkey stopped at the reception desk to help himself to some Purelle.
The other really cool thing about the NP? She had READ his charts…all the notes from every visit we’ve had, including the ER trip two weeks ago. I can’t even tell you how nice it felt to walk in and not be starting from scratch. I know you folks understand 🙂
She gave us some great tips, wrote a nice letter to the school so we can get them onboard with our plan and advised us to give him Benefiber once a day to try to control the consistency of his movements, that’s the first challenge we need to face. She also mentioned that typically its the bowel movements that are easiest to train for, which really, fine by me. I don’t mind a wet diaper, I can handle those as long as needed but the other, yeah, I’d like to be done there. We go back in 8-10 weeks for a re-evaluation and in the meantime we get to chart. We love to chart around here…any excuse to use Excel!
*It is most definitely NOT a fine day! It’s cold and rainy and after a week of sun and temperatures in the 70’s and 80’s it’s NOT FUNNY. Wah! I want summer!