Transition has been difficult. Andrei has been very frustrated, and he has had a lot of fits. His world is upside down, and he must be so scared and frustrated. Randell and I are stressed and emotionally drained. Intellectually we know that what we are seeing is "normal" for a child whose world has just been ripped from under him, but emotionally it is not easy to deal with all day and night. On a positive note, we were all able to sleep last night! I am calling a counselor tomorrow to get some help for Randell and me. We need some tools to help us deal with these behaviors and bond with Andrei. Michelle, thank you for your advise and support tonight!!!
We took Andrei to his check-up today. He needed two vaccinations and had blood taken. We should get results in the next few days. We were very thankful that the nurse spoke Russian. I could see how comforting it was for him to be able to communicate with her. The doctor completed a referral for Scottish Rite Hospital. We hope to be accepted into their program and find out more information on the extent of Andrei's arthrogryposis and what will be the next steps towards improving the mobility of some of the afflicted joints.
Your prayers would be greatly appreciated during this time.