So I'm feeling guilty. I mean, if I'm not going to do the work, then I guess I'm just wasting this guy's time, right? (And really, the same could be said for PT . . . I don't do PT with Finn between sessions. I play with him, the kids play with him, and he gets plenty of physical exercise and stimulation that way, but official PT practice? No. And yet, he's still managing to progress, despite my failures.) Something keeps telling me that with or without therapy, eventually Finn is going to get it, this whole eating thing. I mean, Down syndrome or not, he's not likely to start kindergarten still eating stage 2 baby food, right?
I never really wanted or even requested weekly feeding therapy. Initially I just wanted a freaking consult so a professional could evaluate him and give me some direction. But now I've agreed to weekly OT because the therapist who evaluated him for feeding issues said that's what he needs, and now I don't know what to do. I don't want to cheat Finn out of services that will benefit him, but I don't want to waste anyone's time either.
I am really close, at the moment, to just chucking the whole therapy thing altogether. Am I in denial? I just want him to be a kid, not a kid who spends half his week in therapy.