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Monday, February 20, 2012

I am back...

Oh how I have missed my bloggy friends!! I am so sorry to keep you hanging for so long!! So much as taken place since my last post. I am sure I have missed so much your way too! My kids had a great Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and most recently 4th Birthday!! 

First I want to explain my unexplained break...

Hubby and I noticed for a while Luke falling further and further behind Molly with speech. At first we blamed prematurity and thought he would catch up, but it became pretty obvious we needed help. Not only were we struggling with his communication skills, but his attention span and hyperactivity was apparent. We made an appointment with a specialist for guidance. He pointed us to a great therapy place, plus sent Luke to be evaluated for Autism. Luke started speech therapy 3 times a week back in October and OT therapy once a week this month. He had his Autism evaluation middle October. First let me say this...it totally was not what I expected. After 2 hours she completed her text book evaluation and told us it would take her 3 hours to "grade" the results. She then called my husband to say the results were inconclusive and she felt Luke needed retested in 9 months. Here is the shocker...2 1/2 months later we got a copy of the evaluation and to our surprise Luke was diagnosed with PDD-NOS. Which is on the Autism spectrum. Todd and I have come to terms it...don't get me wrong, I have my days that I am pissed, sad and in disbelief. He has made HUGE strides with therapy. He now tells us what he wants & how he feels. We still can not sit down and have a conversation with him, but I am hoping that will come in the near future. I plan on sharing so much more, but need to ease back into blogging! 

I can't wait to get caught up with each of you! Have a great week!      

14 comments:

Johanna said...

I am SOOOOO glad you are back! Sending virtual hugs from far away.

Heather said...

Glad to see you are back. Hang in there. Getting the right teachers and therapy will help tremendously.

championm2000 said...

So glad to see you back, but completely understand the need to take care of your family!

Beverly Pennington said...

oh, please let me know if you need anything - I have walked that mile and am sending hugs to you

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

I was JUST thinking of you...LAST NIGHT! And wondering if you would be returning soon...weird...I had a feeling you would...weird.

Anywho, thank you for sharing with us and I look forward to hearing more and being a part of this journey with you and your family. I know you will find much needed support from "us" on here!

Welcome back my friend...I have missed you (although facebook HAS kept us connected!)

xo

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

WOO HOO! So glad to see you pop up in my blog roll!!! Welcome back, my sweet friend!!!

Mandy said...

**Hugs**

So happy to see you're back in our world! The real world soooo mundane. It's a hard pill to swallow, but it sounds like you're getting everything on track!

Beth said...

Woohoo!! So glad to have you back in the blog-world!
I can only imagine how overwhelming Luke's diagnosis must have been, but it sounds like you are doing well. He is so lucky to have you guys!

I'm looking forward to hearing and seeing more about your beautiful family!

Olusola said...

Glad to have you back on the blogging block girl. I missed reading your blog but taking time off to attend to family trumps blogging.

Amy said...

So glad you are back. I think I want to do this for my oldest. Currently he is in a full day preschool program for a speech delay. I have asked may practitioners if they thought he was on the spectrum but no one seems to think he is. I guess I just want to have him tested to put my mind at ease. I will be talking with his doc about it at his well baby visit.

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Julia said...

Hooray! Excited that you're back! Look forward to reading about you and that beautiful family of yours! :)

Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

Well, hello there.

I am glad you got him tested...it's better to know than to wonder. Also, getting him in therapy is key to any sort of improvement. I'm sure it's hard to deal with though.

I just took Matt completely off of Red #40 (after a really hard week of Valentine's Day candy) and it's been helping tremendously. Just a thought if you're not doing that already. Not that you asked...you can kick me now!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

it's sooooo good to have you back and also to hear from you in all the other blogs' comments.

I so love your encouraging spirit!

I would also have been really annoyed but better you know now and can take steps