Today when I went to pick him up early from school so he could see his neurologist (hate to have him miss school and me miss time alone but that was the only appointment we could get) his teacher said they are off next Friday AND Monday.
Then I thought, hmm, maybe I can take advantage of this. I called the podiatrist and the physical therapist, and guess who is free on each of those days off?!! Yep. Now I've got the appointments made, they're coming up soon, and won't cut into school.
It's things like this that remind me that somebody upstairs is watching out for us.