Thursday, November 18, 2010

Run Over

We drove down to the George Jarvis Clinic today. We had an appointment for GB to have a neuropsych done, as a follow up to July's appointment, which confirmed she is FASD. GB cheerfully went off with the tester, while I stayed to talk to the psychologist who runs the department. I don't know what I was expecting, but since the testing hadn't even started, I wasn't expecting anything new.  The psychologist started by telling me besides being Bipolar and having FASD, she was Autistic. I felt run over. She said she wouldn't know where on the spectrum GB fell until after today's testing. It will be either PDD-NOS or Aspergers. GB's Dad is more blown away then I am. Feelings will have to wait for a post on the other blog and probably until I am not numb any more.

6 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm so sorry- Adjusting to a diagnosis is a long process for the whole family. It gets even more difficult when the dx is added to or changes.

Psycho Mom said...

Ah poop. I'm sorry. It is never fun to learn you are dealing with more road blocks. The good thing is, that you and the Dad, are good parents and equipped to handle it. Blessings.

Sincerely Mama said...

Be very guarded. Autism is today's dumping ground, for lack of a nicer metaphor. Where in the past every other kid was labeled ADD or ADHD, now it's Autism. Get more than one opinion if this is a diagnosis that will affect the way GB is taught or disciplined, etc.

marythemom said...

What a shock. Are you sure they know how to assess kids with a trauma background?

Hugs and prayers,
Mary in TX

J. said...

Hang in there Laurie, I would be numb too

jwg said...

Seems to me autism has become the diagnosis du- jour. I'd be very sceptical.