Apr 26, 2011
Okay, so this is my first ever journal entry and I always have a hard time putting my thoughts down on to paper (or computer, lol) because my mind usually moves much faster than my fingers but here it goes.
Basically, our second daughter, Lexi, who just turned 18 months has some developmental delays. We've already been in touch with the Early Intervention program in NJ, she's had her evaluations (except Physical Therapy which is today) and she's been accepted into the program. We still have a few more meetings to go before any of her therapies start. At this point it doesn't look like any therapy will start until then end of May atleast.
In the meantime, Lexi had her 18 month checkup at the pediatrician yesterday. We gave them a copy of her EI report, discussed what's been going on and told him we need names and numbers for a Pediatric Neurologist and a Pediatric Opthalmologist.
I guess what's hitting me so hard right now is that he brought up the subject of Autism. And logically I knew this would come into play at some point given her delays, etc. but for some reason actually hearing its a possibility just kind of hit me like a punch to the gut.
Right now I am left with more questions than answers and am just very anxious for her upcoming appointments with the specialists and therapies. I'm pulled together at times and feel like I am falling apart at times too.