Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A diagnosis and lots of hope

I've been a part of a couple of life changing diagnosis'. My daddy's is the first that comes to mind. Buffy's is another. Brennan's...not so much.

On February 13, Brennan was diagnosed with PDD-NOS (pervasive developmental disorder) which puts him on the Autistic Spectrum. The actual diagnosis was not a shock. It's something we've suspected for a long while. Honestly, it was a bit of a relief.

It doesn't change who Brennan is. It doesn't change the services he receives at school. But hopefully it will change our house. The diagnosis makes some new therapy available to us. Namely, ABA (applied behavioral analysis) and Occupational Therapies. I'm hoping these things will be helpful to Brennan and our home life. I'm hoping that he can learn to get along better in this world (which will not change to suit him). I'm hoping it will help the big boys understand him better.

It does take us down another road to help Brennan. Hopefully this road wouldn't be as frustrating as the one we've been on these last 3 1/2 years. I know one thing for sure, God is in control. He has a plan. And I'm happy to be a part of His plan.

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