One thing down…
Many more to go….
Court is done, and everything I coud ask for to ensure Diego will get what he needs on a regular basis was approved by the judge. In fact, Diego’s father didn’t even show up.
But prayers were answered and I am so thankful for that.
As I was filling my sister in she made a comment that I didn’t seem to happy about the outcome. I had to explain to her that this is very bittersweet for me. It is foreign to me to take a child away from a parent he loves so much and only allow a single weekly overnight visit, I know how much Diego loves his daddy. But at the same time I can’t argue the fact that over the past two months (since spending this decreased time with his father) that Diego hasn’t had a single violent tantrum and his language has improved significantly. Just yesterday Diego’s teacher commented that Diego is really using his language much better in school and at home he is saying please and thank you without being prompted about half of the time. At the end of all of this it isn’t about me or Diego’s father, it is about what is ultimately best for Diego.
So that is done.
I will say that I am alarmed that the courts seem to have such little knowledge about autism. Even my attorney mixed up sensory diet vs food diet for D. We don’t do the GF/CF diet but when she presented my case to the judge she mixed the two up for the umpteenth time, even though I have explained to her a dozen times what a sensory diet is.
I snickered in court when she made the mistake again…man all of that money she charges and she still couldn’t get it right…lol…whatever… it is done!
When all is said and done, it really is the things that seem so little to others that are major to me and keep me going.