Lizze and I are still shocked at the test results today. I don’t know that we have even begun to process anything.
Emmett John’s hearing is perfect but he doesn’t talk and he doesn’t respond to noise. He is going to see the pediatric neurologist as soon as he can get in to rule out whatever else it could be.
What they told us is that the most likely cause is autism. We have to keep talking to him and using words and they said it may just click one day.
Now we will probably be going through the autism clinic at the children’s hospital to if/where he falls on the spectrum. I honestly don’t know if this is better or worse then being hearing impaired. Either way has its challenges. I would say that Emmett John is high functioning but nonverbal. So we can work with that right? Speech therapy? I don’t think he would be going down the road Gavin did. Gavin has a lot a very serious mental health issues also. God willing Emmett John won’t.
I really hope Gavin had a good day.
I want to thank my mother-in law for taking Lizze and Emmett John today. It was a last minute 5:30 am in the morning thing. Thanks for being their for us.
I also want to thank my parents for taking the kids last night and driving Gavin to school this morning. We wouldn’t be able to do this without you.