- 2 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
My two-year-old was diagnosed with moderate autism today And I’m sadder than I thought I would be. It’s not a shock, his developmental pediatrician saw him for the first time six months ago and requested this formal autism evaluation but it’s hitting me hardwe than I expected. I know he is the same beautiful boy I walked into the appointment with and the diagnose doesnt change anything, just potentially makes it easier to get services for him. We found out this past fall that he had a stroke at birth ( he was born not breathing) so we haven’t know if his delays were from that or something more. We have him in speech therapy 2 a week and OT once a week already.
i just feel so alone in it, my mom is a nurse and not emotionally available so she just said it’s good it’s official. My fiancée knowa one person with an child with autism and there are a lot of issues in that family and no therapies going on. I guess this child will just poop on the floor so my fiancée takes this one experience and says our son doesn’t have autism when it first got brought up 6 months ago.
my fiancée is very happy go lucky, and in most cases balances me out and we make a great team. He’s my rock and support and pulls me out when I’m stuck in worry. But with this he just says our son is happy and that’s all that matters. I’m sure I sound really negative, and I’m really not. I just feel completely alone in this. My fiancée thinks he’s just going to grow out of this, he said that if it was just him he wouldn’t have him in speech therapy and he would just work it out. I told him no, once he got into school the school would make you get extra support. I’m not questioning if we should get married but I also can’t raise our son alone in this regard.