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MY WORD OF THE WEEK – Diagnosis
This week has been better believe it or not. I did end up in A&E on Monday but thankfully there was no new diagnosis, just the usual problems. We had eldest son’s birthday on Tuesday, but we held off celebration until Wednesday when he had a big Chinese Take out of all his favourite food, which we mixed and shared and got the younger ones to try loads of new stuff. We’ve had lots of family time this week which has been nice, and I’ve not been so stressed.
So, it’s been a bit of a mixed week and I could have chosen a number of words for my word of the week. But, birthdays are common with seven of us, even though each one is special. And food and cake is something we always enjoy too. My hospital visit was scary but with no new diagnosis I just have to keep living and learning with my condition. (I’ve had some good advice to help.)
However, there is one big major thing that happened this week that is quite big and different and that is my Little Man’s official diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum disorder. We have known for a while that he is autistic but now we have it in writing and can get him help at school. I have huge mixed feelings about it. On one hand I wanted them to tell me that we were imagining it and there was nothing wrong with him that he wouldn’t grow out of. On the other hand, I’m glad we have the diagnosis now so that we can work on making sure he has the right help in the future.
Eldest son was diagnosed at the same age but it was all new to me and I struggled. Then Star, she was diagnosed a lot earlier and help was put in place in primary school which followed her through. But, I still had lessons to learn because without the proper help she has been left without support after school and I am now struggling to get that for her. Third time lucky I hope. Now I have the Little Man’s diagnosis I know the steps I have to take to make sure he has the support right up until his adult years.
Now it’s over to you, what word or phrase sums up your week this week?