Thursday, January 28, 2016

We Won't Be Shaken

Hey there everyone!  I hope you all are having a great week.  I just wanted to give you all some of our recent updates.  

Our health insurance changed at the beginning of the year, so we had to change our pediatrician.  Since Lance has to go pretty often for check-ups because he is on Ritalin, we had an appointment this week.   Well let me tell you, I was not prepared for what happened next.  We got to meet with one of the nicest and most competent doctors I have come across in a really long time.  She really took her time and evaluated Lance.  She had him doing everything from standing on one foot, to touching his nose and then her nose, along with saying a few things and doing some tasks.  Of course he was having a great time!  We talked about him already being diagnosed with ADHD (hyperactive), and I did my best to be very communicative and tell her everything I could about Lance.  Towards the end of the appointment, she looked at me and said, "well I am going to go ahead and diagnose him with Autism Spectrum Disorder."  

After all this time and all that we have been through it was sort of anticlimactic.  I know we kept going back and forth over the years wondering if he really had it.  But I am so relieved that he has finally been diagnosed.  I believe this will open some doors and get him some clinical treatment that he needs...perhaps one afternoon a week with a therapist.  We will also be making some minor adjustments to our daily routine.

When we left the appointment the words from the Christian group Building 429..."we will not be moved, we won't be shaken!" kept going through my mind.  I feel that the Lord has big plans for Lance.  I just feel honored to have a front row seat for the adventure! 

always playing with the trains...

my water baby...he loves taking an afternoon sink bath...and eating yogurt


   
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3 comments:

  1. Kelly, when I read this, I can tell that you feel so relieved to finally have the answers that you've been seeking. All of the not knowing and worry that comes along because of that is over. That's a huge blessing in itself. I love seeing your faith in this. God is the writer of Lance's story and I know that He has a perfect plan for his life. I really wish I could give you and Lance a big hug.

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  2. Wow, I thought he already had this diagnosis! I am so glad you found such a competent physician. I know Lance is going to do amazing things. I see him as an aeronautical engineer or astrophysicist or something really brainy and technical. :-)

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  3. I'm so thankful you now have some concrete answers and that Lance will get the help he needs. I hope things go so much more smoothly for you all now. And, as always, my prayers are with you. Our God can do so much with everything and I'm excited to see how He will use Lance.

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