A Sudden Trip Inside A Medical Maze
By kristine mcanelly on July 08, 2013
Just a quick post to get the ball rolling.
I have spent the last seven months listening and watching from a distance as my adult daughter's life has been twisted through a maze of part time employment, baby well checks, appointments and testing, plus in home monthly programs, etc. The heartbreaking diagnosis of Autism was reached just a few weeks ago. My grand daughter is 19 months old. We knew something wasn't on track around ten months ago.
How did we know? The babbling stopped. Age appropriate behaviors didn't appear. Plus my grand daughter did not reacte to people and events surrounding her. We could be in a restaurant where everything is a new experience, where a variety of sounds and images, voices, faces, objects, would have the average one year old screaming for escape from too much stimulation or soaking it all in like a little sponge with two eyes and a smile. These things were not happening.
At first my daughter thought it might be all about not hearing. Tested.
There were tactile sensory issues my grand daughter had developed. Taste, texture, touch.
My daughter was asking tons of questions while doing the research and pushing the medical crew forward to get her daughter's needs met.
Ask! Ask! Ask!
I am so proud of the way my daughter has dealt with this maze. I know she'll get through the next one.
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