Thursday, May 7, 2015
We officially got our diagnosis a few weeks ago and today, through testing we got the label of "moderate autism".
The diagnosis a few weeks ago sent me into severe sadness even though I knew it was coming. Then right after that Bunny got really sick and it was a very intense and stressful week of me having no idea where he hurt or what was wrong except that I knew his skin looked like it was exploding. Today, I heard the word moderate and honestly I thought "At least he's healthy".
I don't care what he is diagnosed with as long as he is my sweet bright eyed boy. Last week was miserable. It's all about perspective.
Of course I have concerns for his future and what having autism simultaneously with down syndrome means for him but I can't allow myself to worry about that. In this day, in this week, he is back to his happy almost healthy self and for that I am grateful.
This doesn't mean I won't be proactive and a research nut. But we all know I do that already. My first goal is to get his immune system stronger. We have been working on that but we are clearly not there yet. I have doing the Gemiini program with him for speech and Daddy and I have both noticed a big difference! As soon as our report comes in we will also be going after ABA therapy.
It's a lot. It makes my heart sad. But he makes me happy.