Wednesday was Isaac's last day of Early Intervention.
Yesterday - Thursday - my husband and I went to the Children's Hospital to find out the results of the extensive testing Isaac had two months earlier.
Apraxia,...yes,...severe Apraxia,...oh yes,...no surprise.
Autism,,...oh yes,...not exactly a surprise,...we were expecting this outcome,...we just didn't know what degree of Autism,...because Isaac's symptoms are not classical,...he's atypical,...and with the new guidelines just coming out we have to wait to find out exactly what level his diagnose falls upon,...but he is on the spectrum.
So there we are,...our little guy with the double A's in his name has a double A - diagnose.
Stepping into the doctor's office, I was fully prepared to cry,...in fact I was clutching a wad of tissues, but when the diagnoses was pronounced, I went into full Mommy-Mode and was rattling off questions as fast as I could,...there is a lot to learn here.
I never thought of crying and I haven't cried yet.
Autism doesn't change how we feel about Isaac - he's marvelous!
Does he have challenges? Yes, but now we know how to focus our energy for his future, and we are so grateful that the degree of Isaac's autism is not severe.
Obviously no parent wants to learn their child has - special needs - special challenges. But Isaac is fearfully and wonderfully made and as people of faith we praise the Lord in everything - even this.
Isaac experiences the world in a unique way and he makes sure you do too! That unique perspective is a gift and a strength. When all is said and done, Isaac is a happy little guy. Everyone should be as content with who they are and their abilities as he is.
For us we are on uncharted ground with a dizzyingly array of therapies strategies ahead of us,...and funding. But walking in faith is not about seeing the obvious outcome.
We have so much to be grateful for even double A's pale in comparison. It's not the end of the world it is just the beginning because we know the Lord has a plan and purpose for this little guy.
Until I post again,...may God bless and keep you!