Wednesday, October 13, 2010

[JessFinds] My First Baby ... Part II

When you suspect something is true for a long time and then get confirmation from professionals that it may be true, do you feel better or feel worse? The word (phrase) for the day: High Functioning / Aspergers

She is still the same girl. So that hasn't changed. I am still her devoted mom. So that hasn't changed either.

Okay. I am processing. I have done a lot of processing of late. 

And shortly there will be more tests. And more opinions. And I am glad for that. Because I don't believe in turning over one stone and saying I moved a mountain. So we will explore all of the avenues. There will be more psychologists, psychiatrists, OTs, IEPs, developmental pediatricians and teachers. Miss Crab is (in her own brilliant, unique, quirky way) actually pretty classic Aspergers. I am not a fan of labeling kids, but in this case it is going to open some doors. It is not a label if it is true, right?

The good news? She has amazing coping skills. She is scary smart. I believe she may have a photographic memory. She pushes her own comfort zones. Blah, blah ... fantastic, soulful, beautiful child and she is all mine.

The bad news? She is bored easily. Everything is black and white and we are a long way from solving her social issues. And we are about to throw some major transition at her. Did I mention in previous posts that Miss Crab does not handle transitions well? 

It is a start. And I already knew the answer. Hugs to all the parents out there who stand up for their kids and fight for them. We are band managers for rockstars. 


Anonymous said...

Bless your heart. You are everything to Miss Crab! It is life and it never is neatly packaged. You do know what is best and will develope a team for cheering her on.


Samantha said...

My oldest son was diagnosed with Aspergers at age 6. He is now 13 and the most amazing kid ever. It has been difficult at times, and I know that it took a look of work to get him to where he is. Hugs to you and to your daughter! If you have any questions, ask away.

JESS said...

Thanks for the kind words! Each day is a new day. I am trying to focus on all the good things that may come from this.

Grace Matthews said...

I took this very same journey with my son. He is 13 years old and we just got him correctly diagnosed with Asperger's four years ago. I understand how you feel, but with knowing comes comfort.