When I got home from work this afternoon I found a letter waiting for me.
A brown envelope…..Errrmmmm
Addressed to, The Parent/Carer of *CAL
I got myself a coffee sat down and contemplated opening it.
For 5 years I have known.
For 5 years I have been concerned.
For 5 years I have been discussing, with SO many different people.
What is SO very obvious for me to see.
TODAY, for the first time, I saw it in black and white, from one Doctor to another.
AUTISTIC SPECTRUM DISORDER………YAY, AT LAST!!!!!!
I can’t tell you how pleased I am that my daughter now has an official label.
Some people reading this may not understand, and I’m sorry if I seem insensitive.
I have been praying and trying so hard to get the help my *CAL needs.
Now I can access that help for my little girl.
Also …the support groups that I have not been able to go to, and I feel such a sense of relief.
I was so excited I ran to *CAL and we had a little jump up down happy-dance.
I said to her, “YAY!!…You’ve got a diagnoses!”
She jumped up and down and smiled and said in her little high voice,
“What does that mean then?”
I said, “Yippy, we can get you extra help because it means you’re Autistic!”
She clapped her hands, smiled more and said,
“Yippy…I’m Autistic, what does that mean then?”
My simple answer to my darling little daughter,
“It means you’re like Mommy, Sweetheart”
Her answer back…….”YAY, I’m like Mommy!”
So we carried on doing our happy-dance. 🙂