So hello there, folks! It's been what? Four years? Not too long. So you're probably wondering what's been happening. Well, I have since conceived and birthed another child and gotten a new diagnosis for Mina. Turns out that the tantruming for Barney wasn't just a personality thing, it was Autism. I suspected it before and had her checked out, but they had originally thought it was just the delays in DS. When I read Jenny McCarthy's books and compared her with other kiddos with DS, I realized that it was autism. And after two consecutive days with different medical professionals, my suspicions were confirmed. That was a game changer, but a blessing as now we have answers and new options to help her. Once you google the word Autism, a whole new world opens up for therapy and treatments that would otherwise be closed off to a kid with DS. It shouldn't be, but it is.
Meanwhile, we have Evangelina who is now three. She is outgoing, vivacious, and quirky. She also has hypotonia, and anxiety disorder (so far, but we'll see if it turns out to be Asbergers or OCD in the future.) She also has auditory sensitivity. She is absolutely hilarious, and Mina ADORES her!
So there in a nutshell is what has been happening. I plan on either changing the title to this blog or creating a new one. We shall see what we shall see.