1 in 110.

Well I just watched online the Dr.Oz’s show on autism.
When Wesley was diagnosed the odds were 1 in 150. Since then the odds have now changed to 1 in 110…
Watching this show made my blood boil. Its TERRIFYING. With odds going up so fast how can anyone feel safe having a child now a days.
Why is not more being done? What will happen to these children when their parents can no longer care for them?
This is a hot topic for me. As all my readers know I’m on the road to bankruptcy searching for a cure for my son. Our hard work has paid off so much and like I said before I hope we are on the home stretch. But I know for so many parents of children with autism, the road is not so clear for them.
The day I found out my son’s diagnosis, is the day my BIGGEST fear came true. I remember being 6 months pregnant working in an orthodontic office when I had an autistic child come in my chair. After I finished working on that patient, I prayed my child would not be cursed with this horrible condition and I prayed this child would find a miracle and  be helped.
When you have a child with autism, as a parent(this is more directed to those who follows biomedical treatment) you, eat, think, sleep, live with autism on your mind. You read every ingredient list, make sure that everyone around your child knows what they can and can’t eat, you call restaurants ahead of time, beg your child’s other parent (if your no longer together) to help you pay the cost of treatment.
Its hard…
Its hard to watch your child struggle.
Its hard on your relationships.
Its hard on your sanity.
Its hard to stand up against people time and time again to get your child the help they need and deserve.
I’ve heard of parents of children with autism giving up. The lack of love expressed for them from their children make the job HARD. I’m grateful my little man has always shown me love, it gives me fuel to fight.

2 thoughts on “1 in 110.

  1. It is terryfying… It is also terryfying to see how little is done for such children, particularly if they are not “severe enough”. I did like your reply to one of the posts on brillkids that “not everyone on the spectrum is flapping on the floor and banging their heads”. Unfortunately, not everyone, even in the medical profession, has accepted this, and it will be much longer till the society comes to realising this…
    Thank you for this post.

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