Jacqueline Laurita has surely had a trying year or so. This last season of The Real Housewives of New Jersey would be more than enough for anyone, but add to that the news of her son’s autism, and it really puts things in perspective.

While we can’t imagine the stress surrounding this diagnosis, we have seen what Jacqueline has had to deal with from her fellow housewives, and we’ve got to hand it to the girl for keeping it together this long. No wonder she fell asleep in one episode last season!

Pulling double duty as a reality housewife and a real mother, Jacqueline had this to say in one of her Bravo blogs: “The entire cast and crew knew at this point that we were dealing with some serious issues with my son, but we just didn't have a label on it yet.” she writes. “At this point, it was a race to get him help and every step of the way was another waiting game. Waiting to get in to see different doctors, waiting for insurance, waiting for home therapy, putting a diet and supplement plan into place, researching and seeking out help, etc. It consumed me.”  

We’re glad her son is getting the help he needs! 

What do you think? Should Jacqueline have kept filming?