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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

What a journey this is!

My son Lucas is two and a half years old and we've been through a rough couple of years.

At 12 months, we took him to the pediatician to find out if he was deaf. We could bang a pot behind him and he wouldn't even flinch. Never made eye contact and just didn't act like a normal baby.

We were told he was autistic and to sign him up with early intervention while we waited to get him into his pediatic neurology appointment.

I was devastasted when EI told me that he had all of the red flags for autism. I always said to people that I spoke with who had special needs children that God only gave special children to special people and I was perplexed because I believed that God made a mistake with blessing me with Lucas because I was certainly not one of those special parents that could handle a child with special needs.

He finally saw the Neurologist and he was certain that Lucas did not have autism but thought he had ADHD. After many months of therapy the sensory issues reared their nasty little heads! Lucas would vomit if he touched play dough?! He couldn't touch his food or he would be thrown into a meltdown. He doesn't sleep, he doesn't listen when he is told to come hear, he won't sit with you, he is a bunny on the go 24 hours a day. All I can say is Lucas is an angel but he is exhausting.

I wanted to start this blog to share my journey and hopefully bring hope to other parents who are dealing with the same thing.

2 Responses to "What a journey this is!"

Hartley Says :
May 24, 2010 at 3:10 PM

Hi,

I stumbled onto your blog today and thought I would say hi!

I would love to have you join The SPD Blogger Network, check out my blog for more info.

Thanks for sharing your journey!
Hartley
Author of This is Gabriel Making Sense of School
www.hartleysboys.com

Brianne Says :
June 26, 2010 at 9:53 PM

What a challenging blessing you have received from God! I look forward to reading more of your blog, and about Lucas. :)

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