Thursday, March 31, 2011
We are blessed with and without Autism in our lives.
The past few months have been difficult, not only difficult, but super difficult. I have been watching Ben like a hawk, and see some signs..and notice that he is behind. As posted before, I had my family Doctor examine Ben, and we both have concerns about Ben's development, and I wanted him looked at by Owen's developmental milestones.
On Tuesday March 29, we had an appointment at Owens diagnosing Doctor, Dr. Donkor in Niagara Falls. I was so nervous, I guess because I did not know what to expect. Was I going to be right? Could they even tell me Ben was Autistic at 13 months? Was I crazy?
So, they weighed my 28lb chunker..and Dr. Donkor assessed him for about an half an hour. He asked me many questions, why I think he is? we talked about Owen...genetics..statistics..and Bens characteristics. At the end of our appointment, he told me that he wants to go out on a limb, and say that he does not think Ben is Autistic, and he even wants to see us again in 5 months to prove his point. He did say Ben is a couple months behind, but that to him, is not a big deal.
Being optimistic for me, is difficult...and waiting the 5 months to wait and see if he really isn't is hard - but I am going to try really hard.
So as of right now, Ben is wonderful.. a big beautiful baby, showing no signs of Autism, just a little behind. We are blessed with and without Autism in our lives.