This post is going to be a bit of a change. I'm always talking about my heart warrior daughter Kaylee; today I'll be talking about my son Liam. Liam was always a super sweet baby. He cried a lot and was certainly a mama's boy, but there never seemed to be anything out of the ordinary going on. When Liam turned 2, he started demonstrating some behaviors that seemed a bit different. He would repeat himself a lot, got obsessive over things, threw tantrums and flapped his arms really fast. I never thought that my second child, the physically healthy one, would be the one I had to worry about the most. Kaylee is independent, kind, assertive, compassionate. I know she'll be ok. I am constantly worrying about Liam. He is 3 years old now and in preschool. He absolutely loves going to school as it is now part of his routine and routines are big with him. Liam doesn't like change or straying off course. He always eats the same thing and absolutely refuses to try anything new. Yesterday we got the diagnosis from the Dr. at school. Severe Autism. The thing is, they see a different Liam then we see. We had to fill out a questionnaire about Liam and the teachers filled out the same form. Our answers were completely different. Liam smiles and plays at home, makes eye contact, talks, asks for things. He still has a few concerning behaviors (mostly the tantrums), but who doesn't. I'm still not sure how I feel about the diagnosis. On one hand maybe he'll get the extra help he needs without as much of a fight, on the other hand I don't feel that he is actually severely autistic. I know they are just doing their jobs and they answer the questions based on what they see. I know he is behind socially. Whatever he has, we will deal with it one day at a time for he is my son and I love him so incredibly much.
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