Tomorrow starts us on our journey towards an official diagnosis for Gavin. For almost 2 1/2 years now the “A” word has been floating around our existence. Its defined our life from the moment it was mentioned, its consumed us. Now finally we are going to find out exactly where Gavin fits on the spectrum and what his future holds. He has an appointment tomorrow at 3:45 to meet with a neuro psychologist. Its our initial visit with a couple to follow. Its almost surreal that it is finally happening after so many let downs from our insurance refusing to pay. We didn’t give up. We didn’t let him slip through the cracks. Finally we will know.
Its will be interesting to see where they think he fits on the spectrum. Had our insurance company actually complied with us even just last year, his diagnosis may have been completely different. He’s made so much progress in the passed 12 months it just amazes me. We were told early on that he probably has Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not otherwise specified. Next we were told by the autism specialists at his preschool that he was most likely high functioning autistic. Now no one is quite sure where he might fit.
I have to say that if I had to have a child with Autism I am so glad I got Gavin. He is so full of life and love. I almost feel spoiled that my child, even though he has this disability, is thriving. I no longer have to worry that he won’t live a full life. I can’t tell you enough just how lucky I am. God has blessed us so much.
Wish us luck and I will be sure to post about how the appointment goes!