Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Long Wait Starts Again

The long, dreaded, frightful wait starts all over again. A wait that no parent wants to be a part of. Yesterday, Andrew had a check up with our pediatrician. After Andrew was examined, the doctor asked about his milestones and this is where my eyes filled with tears and the doctor's face dropped a thousand looks of concern in a matter of seconds. As I was talking about Andrew, the tears rolled down as I tried to keep my composure. We talked for a long time and our visit ended with Andrew being referred to a specialist. The pediatrician said, as of now, it appeared that Andrew was on the autism spectrum but on the mild end. A lot can happen between 2 and 3 years of age so we pray that Andrew does not regress anymore.

I know Andrew is very different than Trenton. Trenton is a classic, severe case of autism with many other issues such as sensory processing disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and possibly a mood personality disorder.
There is a saying that goes like this........."If you have met one child with autism, you have met one child with autism." They are all different.  It's why it is a spectrum.

For so long we thought Andrew was 100% neuro-typical. Unfortunately,  it appears autism came in and took away some of him. We were so thankful that we were going to have at least one normal child. Now it appears that dream is ending and instead of a mom to one child with special needs, I am becoming a mother to two.  I'm not sure how I woke up to this living nightmare but I did. My words of advice to anyone who has not lived through a life changing tragedy is this...........Appreciate every minute of your normal life because it can change before you least expect it.

John 16:33

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

 Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

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