Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ophthalmology and the Daycare Crisis

We are back from the opthalmologist. Peyton did very well. She still hates having her eyes dilated. However, in the end it seems that her eyes have finally stabilized!! We don't need to go back to that doctor for 2 months. She will, however, see the glaucoma specialist for an eye exam under general anesthetic sometime in the next month or so just to be sure everything is still looking good.
Ron will be off to the daycare for the big meeting which takes place in an hour. I will not be there. I wish I could be a fly on the wall though. I have to take Peyton to her gastroenterologist and have to be on the road not long after their meeting begins. I hope and pray that all goes well. I was able to contact a local agency that helps families with children with any disability and they were able to arm us with information on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with regard to child care centers and special needs children as well as similar information from the US Department of Justice. After reading through all of that information, I'd say they'd better be very careful how they handle this. I can't imagine we'd ever file a law suit, but at the very least, probably have the child care licensing agency send someone out to see whether or not her needs were being met. I wish I could have thought of this off the top of my head at the time, but the daycare owner told me that they can't put an infant in the 1 year old room to save Peyton's spot in the infant room and I said I didn't expect her to because that would be ridiculous. What I should have said was "So why are you putting Peyton there??" With the developmental age of a 4-6 month old, it just doesn't make sense.
Anyway, I will keep you informed on how the meeting goes. Say a quick prayer that it either goes in our favor or if it doesn't that we come upon a really good back up plan fast! Thanks to all who have offered their suggestions. They are much appreciated!

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