I'm new to all of this, so excuse me if I stumble. I brought my DS to his doctor today for a behavioral visit. She told me he's showing signs of ODD and suggested a pediatrict behavior specialist for a full evaluation. My heart breaks as I type out the words. We have no diagnosis, but he seems to fit the symptoms. I feel like I am in mourning, grieving what I thought the future held for him, for our family. Suddenly it all feels like it's slipping through my fingers. Will he never be like the other children? Will he be an outcast? Will he ever have a "normal" life? Can I protect him from all that is ahead? I just need to know that this is going to be alright. Please. Tell me we will be alright.