Wednesday we had Eli's parent/teacher conference. I was in such a bad mood before we went in I thought for sure I would be a blubbery mess. It didn't help that I only had a few hours of sleep. I brought up a lot to them. I explained what was going on medically currently. How the cardiologist is concerned that the oxygen is not going to the brain properly because the blood is basically flowing up his right vertebral artery and down his left vertebral artery into his left subclavian artery into his left arm (they used part of his left subclarvian artery to repair his original coarc so it can't flow back into the heart that way). How the neurologist wants to see him because he believes it is very possible, this would be giving Eli basically a hypoxic-anoxic brain injury. These type of injuries are OFTEN not visible on a MRI. They cause A LOT of symptoms and problems. I talked a lot about symptoms and problems we are seeing and they are seeing the EXACT same things. I mean he's so bad they have to strap him into a chair. *Note to self: I must get one of those.* They are also concerned because they see his symptoms getting worse as do DH and I. They also mentioned his flat feet and the way he walks. They think he overwhelmingly needs inserts. He has them, but if he needs a bigger size we have to go out and pay for them again. They are going to see if someone who has worked with the insurance companies and worked their magic can help us even. I don't think ANYONE has EVER believed me when it comes to his feet. Although people do comment on his "funny little walk". I was just so relieved they see I'm not imagining things. Honestly the relief makes me cry. So he will be staying in DD preschool another year. They just don't think he would do well even in DD Kindergarten. I honestly wasn't in favor one way or another I just want him to be successful and I knew regular kindy was not going to work. Now I don't have to worry about it.