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 thoughts on “Run Over

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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