I started my blog 5 years ago and I was very random with my posts. I wrote about anything and everything that I thought of. With time, I thought it was best to change the “tune” of my blog to find an outlet to speak about my daughter’s developmental delays. Here is a brief story of the journey with my daughter:
When I found out that I was pregnant with my daughter, I ensured I ate healthy. My daughter was then born happy and healthy with a perfect APGAR test. She weighed 8lbs 12 ounces. She hit all her milestones and walked at 9months! There were no signs of delay until one day she woke up and was unable to walk she was around 2 years old. It was the strangest thing. No doctors were able to figure out what was going on but they sent us home and she was okay after 2 days. I don’t know if I could attribute this to a vaccine injury but we noticed slow regression. At 2 and a half I stopped breastfeeding (yes! I think this actually helped her a bit) By age 3, my daughter had become nonverbal and this is when she got her IEP and started school. With continued speech therapy, she started to communicate again (mostly through echolalia) but she had lost quite a bit of skills. With her regression came behavioral problems. Her doctors were unable to give us any guidance for my daughter. This is when I demanded a referral to the Kennedy Krieger Institute for evaluation. My daughter was then diagnosed with Autism.
I have decided to publicly document my journey, I hope my efforts will not be in vain. I hope someone out there will benefit.