When I first found out something was wrong with Austin soon after appeared my cousin Ann. I believe she is my 3rd cousin? Ann is a nurse and always seemed to be there with advice and just to listen to me talk about what was going on. No matter how hard it was for me to talk about it to some people. Some things I only share with my family but recently started to open up more to other people. Slowly but surely. A lot of people know details of Austin but don't understand it.
Recently Ann told me who more of my cousins were and I started to add more! Even though most of my cousins who are 3rd and 4th cousins are a bit older than me I never really got to meet them. Tammy has been so much help and I just started to talk to her. She has gone through what I've gone through in taking care of a child just like Austin (this child has more going on than Austin but a lot of the same things). I just want to say thank you to all my family members. My cousins, aunt, uncles, dad, mom, cousins and everything in my family including my husband who have helped me through this. Oh and my grandmas.
Sometimes I wonder what my Grandpa Rob would say if he seen me like this. How I miss him. We named Austin after my Grampy because he was the only grandpa I truly knew. I had lost my birth grandpa 10 plus years ago. He would probably tell me to get my head together and do what I need to do. Sometimes when I'm feeling down I just think about calling my nanny and heading Grampy in the background saying something. Putting in his 'two cents'. How I miss that.