The appointment was rather uneventful. No tests were done. We were in and out in less than 2 hrs.
A severe form of OCD is what they said. They recommended intensive cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) along with medication. Which would require him going 5 days a week for 3-5 hours a day. At this point...driving 5 days a week 5 hrs roundtrip everyday and being away from the rest of the kids 10 hrs a day and pulling him out of school doesn't seem like the wisest choice. We opted for one weekly visit and then re-evaluate at the start of summer and if we feel he would benefit from the intensive program then, the kids and I will probably spend 5 days a week living in st. louis for the summer. In the meantime though, we did put him on medicine last week. This was a huge decision for us and those of you who know us...know this was the HARDEST decision we have ever made. He had gotten to a place last week where he was clearly suffering. He was unable to walk, talk or eat. The medicine has helped tremendously with certain symptoms. I believe God can work miracles. I believe just having the knowledge of what is going on is half the battle. I believe through prayer and patience much can be accomplished. Adam, Jace and I laughed the whole way home. We left feeling refreshed. We left not putting our hope in the "specialists" but in our Lord. So, we count this day JOY.