It’s been a little challenging for the last 8 months. When we took little guy in for his 18 month check-up we found out he was behind in speech even for being the youngest and a boy. The journey of fear and worry began there. I hoped it was his hearing but we finally ruled that out. It was like being punched in the gut. But now he will be in early intervention and we’ve started him on special supplements and he’s being tested for food sensitivities and heavy metals. We’ve taken dairy and gluten out of his diet.
We’re starting to see improvements with him- like his brain is waking up and he’s making new sounds. Something happened to interrupt his development. He had some words and then they disappeared.
Maybe it was vaccines, maybe the environment or maybe we’ll find out it’s allergies. I just know we’re finally on the path to get him on track and I finally feel hopeful and positive about his future. He’s still a happy guy and good natured so we are so blessed.
I forgot how therapeutic dollies can be. I’ll have to try and take time for myself and be creative again.