Thursday, March 25, 2010

Real life

Yesterday my older son (eight) was diagnosed with Asperger's and type 3 Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. The Asperger's was expected; the other was not (in fact, I never heard of it before yesterday). I'm not sure how to feel about this; it's good to finally have a diagnosis, but I'm sorry that he has an issue that limits him physically (I'm told he should be kept out of competitive sports because of the likelihood of dislocated joints). Still, he is what he is, as VH would have said, and putting names to his difficulties at least allows me to learn more about them, and hopefully help him as much as possible.

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