I petitioned the base medical center for permission to be allowed to see a civilian pediatrician. I felt the military doctor was missing big things and misdiagnosing our children. Our petition was approved and we are spending this month getting our kids into the new doctor.
Guess what....I was right
Today's appointment was a hard one. The new Dr feels that our 8 yr old was misdiagnosed as ADHD (which I felt as well). The Dr feels instead that dd needs to be seen by a psychiatrist and evaluated for bipolar disorder. Which we have a family history for and my gut was leaning towards as well. I simply wrote up a list of what we are dealing with and handed it to the dr without any commentary of what I was thinking and she immediately came up with bipolar disorder. I have a call into the local children's hospital for an appointment to follow up. Of course my mother feels dd is "second in a large family and just looking for attention" she feels the same way about her sister as well "she is just looking for attention". So as if this wasn't hard enough I have to listen to all that junk
The new dr also had resources to get dd into a local educational evaluation center. They will be doing a neurocognitive learning assessment to either diagnosis or rule out dyslexia and dyscalcula. The total cost is $1,500 for 9 hours of evaluations!
I am so looking forward to the rest of the appointments....not! I am about to change the spreadsheets again