Autism and the initial diagnosis

Christy Marie

Autism...Where do I begin...This started when my son was 2 years old.

I remember that night I heard my son moan and scream. When I went to go see what happened. He was shaking on the bed. As I got closer he was having a seizure. At that point in time I was in a panic that I even forgot how to dial 911.

This couldn't be happening not now.... my mouth literally dropped to the floor .. here comes another seizure.

I have to say I snapped quickly out of and flew to my son and started to do what I learned in first aid.

As time went on and weeks and weeks , doctor after doctor test after test. months after months... I wasn't sure where my son's mood swings were coming into play and why the complete melt downs. Guess what I found out You guessed it, we had to go see a specialist.

Let me be the first to say Dr. Powers is an amazing doctor. Highly recommend him.

They did an all day testing. Of course that day I took him he was sick with a bad cold, but he was a trooper.

After 8 long hours. Dr. Powers sat me down looked me in my eyes and said Christy I have good news and bad news. The good news is we can help the bad news is your son has Autism and ADHD. That was it it felt like the roof caved in! I cried like a baby literally. My son saw that and came up to me and said mama I'm ok, I'm special and I just smiled and I knew then that I had work to do and I would become a mother who will be in the fight for Autism.

I struggled with this then. I kept asking God why me? why? Accepting this was a struggle. I pray and prayed and then it came to me. Don't get me wrong.. there are days that are tough, but I know God gave me something I could handle!!! My son is 4 1/2 now and he amazes me! he has come such a long way. He remembers things from when he was 1, or 2 years old. Things that happened and people who he met. Dr. Powers said his visual aspects are amazing!!! Although he has Autism he is progressing! Thank you Jesus!

Autism is a developmental disorder that appears in the first 3 years of life, and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills.

Let's defeat Autism NOW!!!!

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