The mail arrived bring us news of yet another doctor leaving for a new location. This time it’s our developmental neurologist and she’s leaving for the Cleveland Clinic.
In all my years as a special needs parent, we have lost this many doctors at one time.
We have to now decided if we move with her to the Cleveland Clinic or if we start all over from scratch with a new doctor. Both ways have their advantages and disadvantages.
If we follow her to the Cleveland Clinic than we don’t have to start over with a new doctor. At the same time however, the expenses involved with following her to Cleveland are likely to be outside of what we can afford in a regular basis.
If we start over with a new doctor, we have to get to know them and they have to get to know us. On the other hand, it could be of benefit the boys to have a new set of eyes looking into their developmental needs. Maybe they will see something our old doctor didn’t and be able to improve upon the quality of life of our boys. It’s also a much more affordable and convenient option as well.
It’s never easy to lose a doctor, especially one as important as a developmental neurologist. Having said that, we can change what has happened so all we can do is make the best of it.
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-Lost and Tired
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I really appreciate it. Making the switch is easier said than done. Especially, with the fact our doctor at the Clinic has transferred out of state. 🙁
As someone who has followed your blog for a few months now, I want to point out that you have been talking about the Cleveland Clinic for a while now. It can be hard to find clarity in the middle of something like this, but I just have a feeling your mind would be put at ease if you made the switch. It seems to be something you keep bringing up and thinking about, and I get the feeling that you really do want to make that transition. Good luck and I hope it all works out. Your family is in my thoughts during this very difficult time. I am so sorry to hear the news about Gavin. Know there are a lot of people rooting you on.