Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Starting Line

After Haiden had his tubes put in he started talking more but he was very difficult to understand. Of course this caused a lot of frustration so we started to see more and more tantrums. Around this time there was the nation wide flu scare. On the news every night was how this deadly flu was spreading throughout the country. As a concerned mom I took Haiden to the doctor to get the flu vaccine. (To this day the flu vaccine still has thermisol which is 40% mercury. This is after the CDC issued a statement in 1999 saying thermisol had been taken out of all vaccines due to its unsafe mercury levels.) A few days later he broke out in a rash and he started to get yeast infections. The doctor told me to apply an anti-fungal cream on his rash and yeast infection. (For the next 6 months Haiden battled a rash and yeast infection, there weren't any treatments working.) Haiden also seemed like a Little Einstein. Now that he was in preschool he started counting all the time and naming all his letters. By about 25 months of age, Haiden could count to 50, name all of his letters, and sing the alphabet backwards. Even though I was thrilled to see how intelligent my little guy was, I was still very concerned about his speech and approached our new pediatrican about my concerns. She gave me the information to First Steps. First Steps? What a great resource. Why didn't I know about this earlier? I was so upset that no one told me about this program. Haiden qualified for services and started Speech and Occupational Therapy once a week for an hour. Finally we were starting somewhere but I had no idea the long road ahead.


  1. I am so glad you are sharing your story! Even though I know much of your story, I can't wait to read the next entry! Great job!