Sylvie’s evaluation with Dr. McCormack was yesterday at LADDERS, and like expected, it looks like her diagnosis will be PDD-NOS. It’s a very confusing wave of emotions I’m feeling… sadness, validation, anxiety, even some relief that the doctor didn’t feel her delays qualified her for a full-blown Autism diagnosis (at least not at this time.) We meet with the Doctor again next week to get the official diagnosis and should receive her formal report a week or two after that. I guess that’s when the real fun will begin… in the meanwhile, I’m going to try and focus on all the things we have working to our advantage: identifying it early, her (relatively) good social skills, and the fact that she’s got more support than she knows!
Tentative Diagnosis June 23, 2009