This week our doctor shared the re-evaluations of our son. Apparently E no longer falls on the autism spectrum. He is close, but not officially “on”. The doctor isn’t officially taking away his diagnosis. They are going to re-evaluate again later this year.
It took me three years to say he was and now he is not? I have always said that E is a confusing case. I remember a group of doctors all looking confused at a meeting in Iowa City. He isn’t typical. I have also seen a lot of growth in my baby over his lifetime.
He is much more tolerant of sensory issues now that previously would have driven him into a melt down. He looks at people when he speaks to them. He has some absolutely wonderful relationships! He is improving in his physical therapy and now only goes once a month. He hyper-focuses on things less often. (Meaning: Before he would start talking about Pokemon and continue it for HOURS! Now he is able to change the topic sooner.)
I’m still confused though with how you suddenly aren’t on the autism spectrum any more. To me he still has many of the same challenges that he had, and although I see improvement… I don’t know…