My name is Kelly, and I have a DH for all of 10 months. We found out that I have Cervical cancer two months after we were married. I have 2 boys, age 8 and 5 from a previous marriage. My 8 year old is ADHD, with Tourettes and just diagnosed with PDD/NOS. They thought Aspergers, but he did not qualify for all, and he has sensory problems, and social problems, etc. I am sure you know the routine. We have known about the ADHD for 3 years, and the Tourettes for about the same. But I knew that something else was going on. I had been around other ADHD children and knew that he was different. When my husband and I got married, we had to move to his area and we (by some miracle of God) found a family doctor who was on top of her game and saw that my oldest did need additional help. We had just been through heck in first grade with an older teacher who really was a hinderance to his progress. She said she had specialized in teaching ADHD children, but refused to let him go on the field trip for the year because he kept running in the hall. She never would get him and IEP because he was so bright she felt he did not need one. Any way, that was two years ago. Last year was difficult, because of the marriage, and the move and Patrick had to start a new school for the 2nd grade. Let me tell you something. The child has begun to excel. He is in Cub Scouts, Baseball, and went to day camp. (Now he does not really know how to make friends, but he does participate in the sports and he does know a lot of the people in the sports and scouts, so he is doing well.) We are going to attend a special social skills group therapy this fall, put on by the Childrens Hospital here, and he plans to try to play Football this fall. He passed all his classes with flying colors, he brought up his handwriting frade to passing from an "N" and has finally stopped peeing the bed (which he has done since his father left three years ago) and also during the day. Most every day is a huge struggle, but it is worlds apart from 4 years ago. Patrick was my first child, so for the longest time, I thought that all children were like he was and I was just tired and maybe a little crazy. I found out differently when the youngest was born. That is when I wanted to know why Patrick was different. Wow, thanks for giving me an outlet to vent, hopefully I will hear from someone to let me know that I am not alone.