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October 21st, 2009, 06:23 PM
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Hi there ! My name is Chrisitina and I would love to join you ladies here. I am looking for support and to talk with other Moms of special needs kids. I have two boys that are Mikey age 5 and Joey age 3 1/2 .My DH Walter and I have been together for over 8 1/2 yrs and will be married for 7 in April next yr. Today I went for the evaluation with the developmental pediatrician for my son Joey. She dx him with Autisim and I am really upset. I love my son no matter what .I just feel very overwhelmed and sad . I wonder if I did something to cause this .I know I didnt but I just feel so bad as a mother Well thats it for now . I hope I get to know you ladies !

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October 21st, 2009, 07:37 PM
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Oh honey, many hugs to you!! The dx is so, so hard...probably the hardest part. You did NOTHING wrong. I went through a lot of guilt with Danny, but in the end, these things just happen no matter what you do. You are a GOOD mother, because you noticed something, got it diagnosed, and are working to give him everything you can.

Welcome to the board. We have a lot of different special needs around here, and a lot of amazing mommies too.

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October 22nd, 2009, 02:26 PM
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I'm sorry I'm so late in replying. ((Hugs)) to you hon!

Welcome to the SN board and I'm glad you found us!! I know you're going through an emotional time right now. You are in my thoughts. I believe we have another autism mommy here that may have some additional advice. You didn't do anything to cause it and your certainly are NOT a bad mother!

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October 23rd, 2009, 09:02 PM
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Hi! Welcome to the board! I've been off for a while, so I'm just now seeing this. Sorry.

Having a name put to the issues you have with a child is devastating, but sometimes a relief...eventually. It gives you direction in what to do next...after you've taken time to process everything, of course. You did NOTHING wrong. I know that your head knows that, but it's hard to make the heart come around to that understanding sometimes. I'm so sorry that you have so much coming at you right now, but I do hope that you'll come here for help and support. The ladies here are amazing. So knowledgeable, kind, and funny! Do you mind if I ask what your next step is? I hope that you'll keep us updated!

Welcome, and many hugs to you!
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October 23rd, 2009, 10:35 PM
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Welcome to this board, I know it's not an easy place to be, but you know there is so much out there about Autism now, I hope you find a lot of help and support for you and your son.

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October 24th, 2009, 07:41 PM
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Welcome to the SN board. I am Linda. My son Alex was diagnosed with autism too when he was 3.5 years old. He is now 4.5 and doing really well, alot better than just a year ago. I remember how I felt when he was diagnosed and it is pretty much how you are feeling right now. Like I was a horrible mom for not catching it sooner, or was it something that I did while I was pregnant or after he was born. No it is not your fault or not anything that you did.
The ladies on this board are great and there is another board that deals with just autism and developmental delays, both boards are great.
If you want to talk more or just need someone who has been there, feel free to pm me.

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October 25th, 2009, 12:53 PM
Tara0906's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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My name is Tara and I have 3 kiddies.
Justin 7, Nathen 5 and Chloe almost 2.
My son was rx with CP at 23 months old....a RX is devestating... I know how you feel. ::HUGS::

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October 25th, 2009, 10:31 PM
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Welcome- My name is Valerie I have Carter 2 1/2 years and Claire 10 months old. Claire does not have an actual diagnosis yet, but was born barely alive, and then they were thinking it was CP, we are still waiting, so she has had a struggle from the start. Right now she works with a PT and OT for her motor skills.

I remember asking myself that right after I had her- what did I do? With time you will come to a better understanding of what you can do now.
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October 27th, 2009, 01:32 PM
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Im so sorry that I havent been back on sooner ladies! Life is super busy right now with my oldest in school and trying to get Joey all his apt that he needs and paper work and well ...life .

I just want to say thank you sooooo much to all of you ! I am teary eyed writing this .It makes me feel like I'm not alone and to know other people feel the same way.

My family has been very supportive and my dh is great as well. I just feel so devastated with knowing that ds will not have a easy life like my other ds. I know he will be happy and loved and I WILL do everything I can to make his life as normal for him as possible. I just want the best for him .

I never thought that I would have a child with SN ,but I think we all feel that way.Its just disbelief and I feel like I am in denial in some ways .I know he has it but I just want to be like he's fine,hes fine. I know he isnt tho and it will just take a while for me to really get used to it.

I have gone on and on now lol Thanks for being there and listening to me .

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