I’ve been finding it very hard to post lately. Partly due to lack of time. I have no idea how people who work full-time can blog when I find it difficult working part-time. Not only am I away from home three days a week but when I am home, then I’m back to playing catch up with dishes, laundry, vacuuming etc. Not to mention getting meals on the table for the family after a hectic day at work.
The other fact of it is that we’re all in a bit of down turn at the moment. We are struggling financially like so many others and that puts a lot of strain on our day to day living. Plus we are still trying to come to terms with E’s diagnosis and were disappointed to learn that she’s recommending more assessments specifically in regards to Autism and Aspergers. If that’s ruled out then she’s leaning to Organic Brain Dysfunction. Sounds lovely,right?
Reality is, we are coming to realize more and more just how difficult E can be and how much harder it is getting for us to cope with some of her behaviour. We can no longer deceive ourselves and think that she’s just a normal child doing normal child things. Most of the time she is… but it’s all the other stuff that’s driving us crazy.
It’s harder for family because they don’t live with her even though they do consider some of her behaviour as odd and they are prone to dismiss some of the psychologist’s more serious claims such as E is suffering from depression most likely. What 8 year old suffers from depression?
So posting has gotten a little difficult these days. I have discovered that I’d rather not be a whiner after all so many others are going through much worse than we are. Yet our focus is rather narrow at the moment and has left little room for inspiration on any other topics.
I would be interested to know how other’s cope with these sorts of diagnosis….
Did you go through a grieving process or were you just so relieved you had a diagnosis?