Adventure Time

4/28/2014

So do not fear, for I am with you: do not be dismayed, for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10

A month ago, we booked an appointment to a developmental pediatrician in Malolos. And the day has come - April 23, 2014. Zac is on his way for another milestone in his life.

I was a little worried on how it will turn out. I know for a fact that my son was special but it took me sometime to realize that. I was still hoping then that he'll be fine.

I kept on asking God - why me, why my son, and what are His plans. I kept on praying, telling Him to enlighten me.

Last thing I remember, we're already in an old and well-preserved heritage house along Tampoy Street in Malolos, just a few blocks away from Malolos Municipal Hall.

We met Harlene, the doctor's secretary. She was so nice and very accommodating.

Then, we met Dr. Jack Herrin, a developmental pediatrician.

He was referred to us by a doctor on-duty at the Malolos Provincial Hospital, who saw Zac during his anti-rabies vaccine schedule and she noticed that Zac is hyperactive and told us that we might want to consider having him checked. That was the sign I was waiting for. I've been doing a lot of reading and searching about Zac's condition and possible treatment for that. I ended up looking for a doctor who specializes in child development and I got tons of results...but I still don't know if I'm on the right track. That doctor, whoever she is, she was an angel from above who show me the light! So finally, I was able to get the earliest appointment after the Holy Week.

Anyways, Dr. Herrin evaluated Zac's behavior. I also had to recall Zac's medical history...I hope I didn't missed anything. The assessment is more of a playtime for kids, but it's actually an intellectual test to see how Zac would respond to instructions.

Finally, the result of the assessment!


Zac's scorecards was tallied and the result shows that his behavior was just half of his age.

And the doctor said he must undergo an occupational therapy for 6 months, and we will get back to him for another evaluation after the therapy to see if there would be any improvement.

I guess, this would be another chapter in Zac's life. All your prayers will be highly appreciated!

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12 comments

  1. Hi Mommy! May contact number ka ng clinic? And ilang hours yung assessment?

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  2. You can reach his secretary at 0908-438-2773. Saglit lng ung assessment. Di ko na rin maalala exactly pero siguro 1-2 hrs.

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  3. Anonymous4/06/2015

    Hello po, Magkano po ang cost ng check up sa kanya at assessment?

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  4. It was Php 3,000 noon...just don't know if same pa rin ung doctor's fee ngayon.

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  5. Anonymous4/13/2015

    Hi.. Po! Ask ko lng po kng c dr. Jack lng po b ang available n developmental pediatrician s bulacan? Kc po n kontak n po nmin ung secritary ni dr. Kso puno n ung slot. Pki help mman po!!!

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  6. Based on my research, si Dr. Herrin lang po ang developmental pedia dito sa Bulacan. He was referred to me by a doctor from Malolos Provincial Hospital. For the complete list of all the Developmental Pedia here in the Philippines, please check out this LINK.

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  7. Hello, how was your son now? My son will have his assessment with Dr. Herrin on April 30th. I was searching the net about him and came across your blog. How old is your son when henhad his assessment? My son is 3years old and like you, I want to be sure If am on the right track.

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    1. My son is okay and is improving a lot. Thanks for asking! You made the right decision to take your son to Dr. Herrin. My son was 4 when he had his first assessment. Dr. Herrin is nice to kids. Mai-share ko lang, we had an assessment with Dr. Sayo very recently and I was so disappointed. It was sponsored by the school so I grabbed the opportunity to get a second opinion na rin. But to my dismay, one of the staff was rude to my son and parang hindi na-train to deal with kids with disabilities. We waited for hours hanggang sa dumating yung doctor. And it only took us less than 30 minutes to talk to him. Hindi man lang niya kinausap yung anak ko. With Dr. Herrin nman, tatagal ng 1-2 hrs. ang assessment. He will interact with your son. There will be a series of tests and playtime. He will also entertain your questions so don't hesitate to ask. You will be as satisfied as I am, that's for sure! Goodluck sa assessment and I wish your son well. Would you mind if I ask kung taga saan ka? By the way, you can add me on Facebook if you want (fb.com/jhaynetimbol).

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  8. Hi. I was looking for a Developmental Pediatrician and I bumped in your blog. I need to make sure of my 3y/o son's condition. Could you please help me where to find Dr. Herrin's office or his contact number so I can schedule an appointment to him. Thanks.

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    1. Sure. For appointments, you may call 09084382773. If you can't contact that number, you may try reaching him via Twitter: @jack_herrin I hope this help.

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  9. Anonymous6/09/2016

    Hi! do you have the email of Dr. Herrin? :)

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    1. Sorry, I don't have his email po.

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