Thursday, February 25, 2010

Well, It's Official.

We got our report in the mail today from the Kennedy Krieger developmental pediatrician that I took Jack to see in December. And it's not like we weren't expecting what she wrote, but it's one thing to think it and quite another to see it in black and white:

"Jackson presented as a slender otherwise adorable youngster."

I think this might be my favorite report I've ever gotten. And, in case you're wondering, I concur.

Adorable. And slender, evidently.

26 comments:

  1. That made me smile. I coulda told you that w/o a copay! ;-)

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  2. Well, duh! Seriously? Hope the report is what you need. :-)

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  3. Everyone thinks their kids are adorable (and some of them are wrong) but now you know, officially, that you were right. I hope the rest of the report was helpful.

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  4. Yes. Adorable indeed! Hope we have at least one sentence like that in our boys' dev ped neuro psych reports in March :) The other stuff isn't usually surprising, but the clinicalness of it all can feel cold and scary.

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  5. i could have told you that! Especially when he draws me awesome pictures (which by the way is hanging on my wall in my new apartment). I want to get a frame to put it in, so if he wants to draw more (or Sam or Quinn) I'd love more artwork. I have a nook in my room and I'm thinking of decorating it with kid art :)

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  6. So your son has an Adorable diagnosis? I had to look up my boy's dev pediatrican's report. He was prounounced Precious. Guess those are labels mothers can live with, huh?

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  7. that is just so wonderful. I concur with you, too, for the record. Adorable.

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  8. Some doctors are really good at stating the obvious! Very nice to have it official.

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  9. He is most definitely adorable! How nice that the Dr noticed!

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  10. Is adorable in the DSM? I better figure out the billing code for that one! :) That is an AWESOME post

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  11. I know what you mean about seeing your child's statistics bared in black and white like that. Its sobering and yet for me it was also a relief to have a starting point that was quantifiable.

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  12. Heh. I could have told you that!

    One report we got on Joseph refered to him as a "handsome, well dressed young man". So glad I rented him that tux. It made me wonder if anyone ever gets a report that says "this is a pretty plain looking kid".

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  13. I just found your blog. And your son IS adorable!! No degree needed to diagnose that. My son was also seen at KK and was called "an enjoyable little boy", and "a sociable and engaging 5 year old" - hmmm, should I be offended he was not diagnosed as "adorable"? :-)

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  14. So wonderful! What a positive way to begin the weekend : )

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  15. And totally adorable. At least you kow the doctor has good taste. :)

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  16. I just got caught up on weeks of reading - so it wasn't until today that I saw the post-Valentines Day revelation. I feel like that kind of thing happens to me in small ways almost daily. But that was a big one. Pretty shocking that it wasn't something brought up by his teachers. And I really felt for you. I'll have to read all of the comments now.

    And I agree that he's adorable - but I'm not sure why slender would be an issue. Sizest.

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  17. I have one official report that says my daughter is "hysterical and out of control". I like yours way better! Also I love that they mentioned his nares are patent.

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  18. Did they tell you anything you didn't already know?? Although it's nice to have it reiterated for sure.

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  19. I love that. It reminds me of when Oscar was 4 or 6 months when we went to the pediatrician's office, he stepped out for a moment and left Oscar's chart. So I peeked at his notes, and he'd written, "CUTE!" I consider it an official diagnosis.

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  20. I love that Jackson is all 51st percentile!
    This would BE all 51st percentile and everything.

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  21. Well, THAT makes it worth the trip and all the mayhem that ensued!!

    My SIL had a great experience with the KK doctors, too. I wonder if you saw the same person? I can't remember who she saw, but it sounds like your dr is totally a keeper. :)

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  22. Kris, I'm glad you're here! An "enjoyable little boy" is an excellent compliment as well. I got no such assurances of enjoyment. Let's just assume that both our children are both adorable and enjoyable.

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  23. Wow, now he actually has "adorable" in his medical records! Sweet!

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  24. This rocks!

    I love the new look, btw!

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  25. I'm sorry...what? I mean, he's totally adorable and I'm glad someone took the time to say that, I think it's really important to add some subjective descriptions of a child we evaluate. But I don't get the "slender otherwise adorable" - slender isn't part of his adorableness?? That is an oddity of a sentence.

    Hope the report was really useful for you and for his educational team. I mean, I hope it's helpful otherwise useful.

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