I have been struggling to write this post, how do I say it?
How do I explain how I am feeling.
I can't, I'm numb.
Mason's Riddle is almost solved.
In the past week we have had two very large Diagnosis.
The only thing left is to find the all the pieces to complete the puzzle.
On November 15, 2010 we learned that Mason has a Genetic Syndrome, Smith-Magenis.
We have learned a little about SMS in the last week, but have alot more research to do.
How do we feel about it?
But we also know he will get the help he needs and so will the rest of my family.
I am still dealing with the shock I think.
I have had a few moments with a tear or...
I don't think it's fully there yet.
Today, November 22, 2010 we learned that my son has been diagnosed with Autism.
Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified, to be exact.
Now we kinda new that eventually we would get this diagnosis.
And we are really happy to get it now, so Mason can get the therapy he needs.
Early intervention is the key we have been told.
I have been thanking our Saviour all day.
This has been the hardest two years of my life & he knew I was really tired.
He knew it was his time to tell us.
He knew that we were mostly emotionally ready to handle it.
Does that mean we are not crushed? No not really.
We are upset for Mason & for our family.
This is not what we dreamed about.
This is not what we thought our life was going to be.
A good friend sent me this message today:
"God wrote the story of his little life before he was born. Nothing can change who he (M) is, just your job to manage it".
This could not have come at a better time, thank you.
So Mason has Smith-Magenis Syndrome & Autism.
Yup, still numb & overwhelmed with the sheer amount of things that need to be done in the next fews weeks.
But so grateful to have a starting point.
Thank you for your continued prayers & support.