About Me

I am the proud mother of 6 children. 5 of our children have autism. We do not feel our world has ended, but just begun. We do not chelate, intervene biochemically, give shots of any kind, practice ABA, etc. We treat them as we treat any humanbeing. We treat them with kindness and respect and expect the same from them. They are exceptional children.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Maybe I am Just Too Emotional....

I get it...I am too emotional. I want to take all of these children that have been poked and prodded and tell them it will be okay.
I read Autism Diva's blog about children who are drained of all of their blood and cry. I read emails from parent's who want to know how to shove 20 pills, at one time, down their child's throat. I read about one mother who is about to divorce her husband, because he does not want to continue the treatments. I pray he gets the kids.
I go to bed every night, and thank God for my children.
I go to bed every night and pray for those who do not have a choice.
When will these doctor's and parent's be held accountable for their behaviors? When will these children be able to be themselves?
We know autism in our family. We know how hard and challenging it is. We especially know with our 5 year old. He is in the depth of autism. He is very severe. He is non-verbal and very hyperactive. He is challenging beyond belief. He is also the most beautiful, most magnificent human I have ever seen.
Instead of looking at the negative, I see him as the most economical health spa I could find. Who needs Gold's Gym with Kiernan. I am a size 12. Haven't been that in 10 years. Hoorah for Kiernan.


Soapbox mom said...

You crack me up. I always say that the rason I have no butt is hauling laundry and kids up and down stairs all these years. Used to live in a two story house with laundry in the basement. Now we live in a three story house with, you guessed it, laundry in the basement!
I read Diva's post as well, it makes me sick to think of kids getting so much blood drawn at one sitting. Poor babies.

Bonnie Ventura said...

Soapbox Mom: Laundry in the basement and chasing hyper kids around kept me skinny for many years, too! After they got old enough for school and I found a job, I had to start exercising regularly to stay in shape. Hyper kids are definitely good for a mom's figure.

Mom 26: I don't think you're being too emotional. Those poor kids will have major post-traumatic stress issues, which their parents (and the quack doctors who are getting rich off them) will interpret as "autism symptoms," making the parents all the more determined to try more treatments. It's a horrible vicious cycle. I'm glad you are speaking up.