March 30, 2010

I'm Not Giving Up

I'm gearing up for April, Autism Awareness Month, and nobody in my opinion says it better than Jenny! Even if you don't agree, watch and listen, the doctors and pediatricians only regurgitate what they've learned in medical school; and this new biomedical technology is so compelling we just can't ignore it. I am on the road to recovering Gabe from Autism. A fellow blogger posted this today, and it was just what I needed because Gabe had a particularly bad day. Really tough transitions, not alot of language, bigger than normal tantrums and stimming and a couple hours of screaming at therapy. It's just a great reminder that it's all worth it, the daily battles for normalcy and engagement, the constant battle with the insurance company who won't pay for bio-med (or even some developmental delays for that matter) and the tugs at the heartstrings wondering if you are making the right choices. The Ped and I just had it out about vaccines a few weeks ago because for now, I flat out refused Audrey's kindergarten boosters, I really have to decide what path to take there. Not sure if I will get anymore for her, Gabe most certainly will not be getting one more shot as long as he is in my care. We survived the flu season, no flu, and barely sick for that matter. Green the vaccines CDC and I'm one board, but I won't poison my kids! So there are two parts of Jenny's interview, and it is almost 2 years old now, but still relevant none the less. I applaud her pioneering efforts, go Warrior Momma!

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks 123AutismFree for the inspiration!


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