Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Life has gotten a bit more complicated lately

Yet again I have disappeared off the face of the earth, and no I am not pregnant again!

My son, Nicholas, has been diagnosed as being on the Autism Spectrum.

Before you ask "what type", he is 32 months old, 2 3/4 years old. At this age, all they do is place them on the spectrum and get them into early intervention programs. It won't be until he is closer to 4 or 5 before they start diagnosing him as high or low functioning.

But what this does mean is that I have been more than a bit pre-occupied with filling out forms, medical appointments, speech therapists, blood tests and paediatricians. And then there are the physical manifestations to deal with. Tantrums, anxiety attacks, sensory overload and no talking except for two words (Ja and Milch).

And well Konstant Kaos has been sorely neglected. 

I am still crafting away to try and keep my sanity, check out my Instagram feed for crafty goodness. But I fear that the possibility of markets is far out of reach for me at the moment. It isn't that I don't have the ideas, but the time and energy is being sucked out of me by my little ASD vampire and he will require all of my blood and attention to give him the best chance of leading a "normal" life.


Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Lots of love to you and your family. Enjoy the crafting-for-own-sanity x

Dianne said...

Thinking of you & sending lots of positive thoughts! Hope you get into EI without too much of a delay, early diagnosis &EI makes such a difference. (I work in EI) The team at Amaze (autism Victoria) are a great resource and there are lots of free/ low cost info sessions out there too -recent presentation at Coburg Town Hall by Dr Richard Eisenmajer, presentations by my co-workers for the Northerrn ASD network, the Sue Larkey website, Jim Crawford, Temple Grandin, sensory matters...Life is indeed more complicated, but there are lots of wonderful people out there to help you along the way.