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!
Yay, it's freedom week!
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