As cute as Andres, our OT is, I'm finding myself irritated with him. First of all, does he really expect me to do this whole song and dance every time I feed Finn? I mean, seriously! The whole oral stimulation before feeding him, placing one tiny piece of food at a time in his cheek pocket and then distracting him with toys, singing and dancing - I can't spend an hour feeding Finn every time he needs to be fed! Then there's the fact that he always refers to his "low tone." While I understand that low tone is a hallmark of Ds, Finn has never had noticeable low tone. In fact, every professional who has ever dealt with Finn since he was a newborn has noted that he has great tone. I'm sure that compared to typical kids, he does have some lower tone, but I feel like the OT is just making this assumption based on the fact that he has Ds, and it bugs me. And don't even get me started on the fact that his wife is pregnant with their first baby, I just found out today that she's a doctor, and they're going high-tech all the way, so I can't get it out of my head that they'll be doing all the prenatal screenings when the time comes. It's not even any of my business, but I find myself dwelling on it A LOT.
Ack. Not in a good mood.