Today was my first Developmental Assessment Clinic since Maddox was born. DAC is a day where all the at risk babies in the area between 0 and 3 years old come for a developmental evaluation.
I woke up with anxiety, got Maddox to daycare and took off to set up. I am nervous about so many things. Will there be another baby with Down Syndrome there, how will those parents have reacted, will the baby be better or worse than Maddox, will that family have the money for special therapies that I can only dream about, will the down syndrome baby have the same head shape......And so on. These questions swirl around in my head like a tornado.
Here I am, all dressed and ready to help others when I don’t even know how to help myself.
At the end of the day I was able to reflect on my experiences. I found that I was more patient, understanding, and compassionate to every single parent that crossed my path today. I am a better person today because of the life I have been given. I am a better OT because of the opportunities I have had.
I came home on a new high. Remember that roller coaster?
I just did the loopty loop.