Monday, April 30, 2007

Local Autism awareness

A local DJ has an autistic son and this story warmed my heart.
Spend A Day With An Autistic Child
I can identify with this mom and her story. My life is very different because of my sons. I don't have a typical life, social or spiritual.

Rituals are big. Everything in order, doing things a certain number of times or in a certain way.

As my son struggled at Mass yesterday, I got so choked up. He tries so hard to control things that bother him or that he can't deal with and sometimes, it is just too much. There isn't a week that goes by that I don't cry for my boys and the world they are trapped in. My oldest wants to be normal and have friends so badly but I don't know if that will ever happen. I can only provide comforts that give him joy or make him feel secure. I can't make kids be his friend. I can't take away the aversions to textures and foods and loud noises. I pray that the insanity of the "Vaccination Mania" straight from Hades will come to an end before the autism epidemic hits every family in our country. When will the AMA wake up and stop kowtowing to the pharmaceutical giants?


Coffee Wife said...

This is a delicate question so please don't be offended if I am being rude and prying: Did vaccinations make your children autistic?

a thorn in the pew said...

No offense at all. We know for a fact that my 2nd son developed autistic behaviors after a vaccination given to him right at his 4th birthday. Within 2 months he lost toileting, had sleep problems, wouldn't eat and lost speech that he had attained. The first son showed signs earlier but it was still suspicious. Infants are innoculated with 30 times the legal limit(adult) of mercury at birth. It is hard for a newborn to fight that off. It is a sore subject with me because I fought my dr. on the 2nd child and finally caved at his 4th bday and look what I have to show for "caving". My youngest has no symptoms and stopped getting vaccines after 6 months. We are now totally vaccine free in this house.