These last couple of days my mind has been, what seems to be a blur with life’s everyday struggle and the extra stuff that we don’t count on happening. One of the things that surpassed everything this last week was an appointment that we had with Adrian’s biomedical doctor, which we found was encouraging. See some may say or think that we may be complacent with the world’s definition of autism. But this doctor has given us a little bit of light and hope for the future. Although we know that at the end GOD will ultimately do his will in Adrian’s life. With that being said, Adrian has been seeing a biomedical doctor for over a year and half and we have seen some significant changes with Adrian. For example:
We have been able to control his eczema and his colds.
His eye contact has gotten better
He participates and interacts with other children.
This is only a few things to mention.
We went last week for a follow up and I have to admit that I was a little nervous for this appointment. Not sure if it was that I was expecting a negative response or if he was going to tell me something that I did not want to hear. I am glad to report that it was not all bad news. We did get some good news the doctor did mention to us that Adrian has some form of Apraxia that causes difficulty in putting sounds and syllables together in the correct order to form words. This brought us a sense of hope because we thought it was because he did not want to talk, but that is not what the doctor told us, he mentioned to us that it was clear that Adrian wanted to communicate with us, its just that he can’t process what he wants to say. Therefore the doctor believes that if we continue giving Adrian the supplements that he needs this could possibly help him say something in the near future. One of the hardest things for us to do is wait for something to happen. I have a friend who told me “…that if it’s not granted here on earth, it will be granted in heaven!...” I keep holding on to the promises that GOD gives us and know that one day I will hear his voice and see him communicate. I have found that our biomedical doctor has important information for people to become more aware. Please take the time to read his blog.
My name is Gail, I have been married for almost 10 years with my best friend. God blessed me with a supportive, loving man after God's own heart and a fantastic father. We have three beautiful children, Adrian who is 5 years old and a set of twins who just turned 1 years old. God has blessed us in so many ways that it is beyond words. To even describe how thankful we are for his love and grace is beyond words. One of our favorite verses that we have is Matthew 6:33, "But seek first the kingdom of GOD and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you".