serenity and life admin
Not enough hours in the day.
The admin associated with the special needs world is extraordinary, ask any SN Mama and you will find that behind the therapies is a whole wide world of admin, which comes in the form of lengthy applications, funding forms 100’s of pages long, medical letters, appointment schedules, reports, case history, medical tests, medical results, special needs equipment, the list literally goes on and on. It’s actually mind-blowing!
My advice for a new special needs parent, start a folder to put all the medical records in. Often you need to supply various medical records for new specialist appointments, various doctors and funding requirements etc. You need to keep track of GP referrals too, as well as new therapies, appointment times etc.
Our file sections:
- Genetic Department – RCH
- Developmental Medicine – RCH
- Pedeatrician – Mercy Hospital
- EEG Tests – RCH
- Local GP
- MRI – RCH
- Hip Ultra Sounds – RCH
- Talipes Tx – RCH
- Speech Pathology
- Sleep Study – Monash Hospital
- Early Intervention – Noah’s Arc
- Better Start Funding
- Professional Contacts (Names, numbers, address)
- Questions to ask
- Family Service Plan
- Letters and Reports
- All other therapies
- IAHP, YOGA, ABM etc
Anyhow feeling a tad overwhelmed with the whole kit and kaboodle, planning the fund-raising event, the overseas therapies, local therapies, the day to day management of the physical needs, and the usual stuff that comes along with raising two little cherubs. So I made some time to slow down, YOGA NIDRA, then pulled out an angel card.
“Peace of mind means feeling secure, even if your logical mind cannot fathom how a challenge could be resolved, peace of mind means that you trust that God will create a miraculous solution. This sort of faith is always warranted because faith is a key component in experiencing such miracles.
By drawing this card, the angels reassure that peace of mind is within you. You can feel serene, even in the midst of great turmoil. It’s a mistake to think that you have to wait until your life is problem free before you can be happy and peaceful . The opposite is actually true. First, you work toward serenity, and then your life challenges lessen and disappear. Serenity is your natural state of mind, and the angels are working with you to actualise this”.