Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Another Small Victory

Hi All,

I am pleased to announce yet another small victory - we have finally secured the services of a Speech and Language Therapist!! I know, it takes a while to sink in but there you have it. After a mere 4 years, we have finally made it into the priviliged inner circle of those who get therapy! Instead of any sense of achievement, I just feel drained and confused. Why did it have to be so hard? Why has there been such a scandalous waste of Rory's time and our money? All I can hope now is that we will actually see some progress.

Fortunately the therapist who carried out our needs assessment has also been 'allowed' to give us a service but apparently we're not supposed to tell anyone so keep it to yourselves otherwise every Tom, Dick and Harry could think they were entitled to it!! Honestly, the longer I battle with this insane monolith that is the HSE, the less I understand its logic. For once, words fail me.

Treatment started last week with the next appointment scheduled for next Tue and following at weekly intervals from then on. I think I'm too exasperated to appreciate it.