Monday, December 8, 2008

Information

So

much

information.

That’s where I’m at currently. There have been so many wonderful people, just in the last few days that are reaching out. I am so thankful!

Sensory…? Perhaps.

Moderate mental retardation overlap? Perhaps.

Social anxiety disorder? Perhaps.

I am brought immediately back to August 8, 2006. Elliot’s diagnosis of Down syndrome was so shocking, but I accepted it and I learned…I learned how to help him and I grew to love the fact that he was blessed with an extra chromosome. But, the difference…the difference was that it was definitive. We knew that his genetic make-up was different, unique and, when reviewing genetic abnormalities, quite common. The research is in place. The therapies are proven.

His health concerns were there and continue to be there. We are presented with new health concerns quite frequently, but physical health and mental health are poles apart.

Autism presents on a spectrum.

A far reaching spectrum.

While we are miles away from a formal diagnosis, I have been armed with new information and new friends and new therapy suggestions…all within the past few days.

The world is a good place, and soon, we’ll find our special place within it…just as we did before.

As Elliot's sister, Nora, stated, "Mom...we KNOW he is an angel...now we only know that he is even more holy."

She's six...and her insight cannot be matched.

6 comments:

Melissa @ Banana Migraine said...

Oh my, dear little Nora is one smart girl. That just made my heart swell.

Amy said...

I'll be thinking of you as you continue to get more information.

Pam said...

We love you guys, and are still praying for you. Call if you need to talk. You know I am here.

And give Nora a great big hug!!

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Wow! Nora is wise beyond her years!

Debbie Yost said...

Well, I'm speechless! Nora is one smart girl.

I'll be keeping you all in my prayers while you figure out this new challenge.

All 4 My Gals said...

I agree with Nora, he's Elliot, and he IS an angel! HUGS and PRAYERS. Love to you!