During the fall of last year I started to suspect that much of the drama in our lives was being caused by Asperger's Syndrome. I read a website about it and much of what I read made me think of Graham.
I jumped through hoops, read online, read books, talked to friends, prayed, and finally met with someone who assessed Graham and agreed that he did have AS. In fact, she heartily agreed. Nonetheless, she scheduled an appointment for us to see a psychiatrist who specializes in Asperger's and who comes to town one day a week to do assessments.
Today was the day. We met with Dr. M for about an hour or so. He talked to Graham, asked he and I questions, went through a couple of assessments and there it was, he officially diagnosed Graham with Asperger's Syndrome.
Now what? Well, we'll hopefully have some therapy sessions, and I'll do more reading and praying and loving my boy. And some days I will lose my mind and worry and yell and do all the wrong things.
And on Tuesday nights and then again on Saturdays I will watch the new NBC show Parenthood, because I love it and because the story features a child with Asperger's and BOY can I relate to what they talk about!!
Life sure throws us some curveballs, doesn't it?