So, my Lilyana has been diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Disorder. An Autism spectrum disorder. I wasn't so sure I was going to tell everyone for fear of the backlash, snotty comments, and whatever. But, i feel the need to let my friends and family know whats going on so that they have a better understanding of why Lily acts out the way she does, and so that she's approached differently when her behavior isn't appropriate. There are going to be many many changes around my home, and the way we all act & interact with everyone.
We are just now in the "finding out" phase and I am having a harder time with it than Ben. I have been very very depressed and unmotivated to do much of anything. The house, laundry, yards, and cars are a mess. I have a lot on my plate. I am the primary caregiver and decision maker for the kids, and it's all on my shoulders for evaluations and appointments. I am thankful that Ben is being so supportive and that he's here for me to lean on whenever I need him.
I don't want sympathy, or condoloences...I just want support and friends. I love my Lily and I am going to do everything in my power to make sure that she's treated properly and has the best possible life. I am going to post updates and appointments and just every day trials and tribulations here. Some may be depressing, sad, happy, silly, or whatever :0) This is my blog, this is where I am going to come to say whatever I feel at the time.
I love all my friends, internet ones, and ones I see everyday. Input is appreciated very much... BUT judgement is not. If you have any questions feel free to ask.
Love to all....