Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Diagnosis For Max.

Finally. We finally have a diagnosis for Max. And as much as we knew our little boy is Autistic, it was still hard to hear. It was hard to call Scott at work and tell him. And I couldn't tell my father-in-law, I just told him I couldn't talk about it yet.

I am relieved, and numb, and happy about the services that Max can now get because we have an official diagnosis. I am pissed off at our doctor who I have been begging to help us for a year and a half. I am pissed off at myself for not forcing him to refer us to this pediatrician sooner. I am overwhelmed with the word "Autism". And I am saying "I" a lot, when really, it isn't about me, it is about Max, and what is best for him. And what he needs. Now that we know, we can get him more focused therapy. We can get training in IBI therapy. There is no more putting my hands over my ears and chanting "I can't hear you" when people say the "A" word. We have to tackle this problem head on. Shit, I'm good at that. In fact, I am GREAT at that. Autism watch out, I'm about to kick yo ass.

This beautiful boy will not fall prey to you, Autism. No way, no how. We will pull him from your clutches and beat the crap out of you. Hands off our son, you wicked beast. Here comes Momma, and you ain't never seen a Momma Bear like me. So, watch out, I'm coming to get you. Consider yourself warned.


  1. Anonymous4:16 p.m.

    I don't think you have been putting your hands over your ears! But you are right, there is no better, stronger, tougher momma bear than you! Remember Kat, you are not in this alone.


  2. Anonymous2:12 a.m.

    The Carefoots are fierce! Autism or not, Max is an amazing kid. Kisses from auntie Lulu and uncle Chris.

  3. You show that Autism! You show it good!

    I can already tell you're going to win.

  4. Anonymous6:30 p.m.

    Oh, the conviction in this post is amazing. I have been following your blog for ages, and think that you're a truly amazing mother to a truly amazing kid.

    Thank you for being brave enough to share this journey. We're behind you all the way.


  5. Anonymous11:46 a.m.

    Hi Kat - we have a common friend who told me about your blog. I remember those dark days after my 3-yr-old son was diagnosed with ASD. There began a life of ABA, DAN! protocol, advocacy and activism. You will get through this....but go hard while he is young....my now 9-year-old is completely indistinguishable from his peers, on Gr. 4 cirriculum at school and absolutely no one knows he has/had autism. It has been the journey of a lifetime for this mama. If you need any help on how to get started, drop me a line at julie@mabel.ca

    get ready for the fight of your life!


    Julie Cole
    Mabel's Labels Inc.