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My Daughter

It was in October 1995 when the big day happened... i gave birth to a baby girl, my only girl after 2 boys. Ive been praying for a girl when I learned that I was pregnant for the 3rd time and the prayer was granted! It took a week just to pick a name for her.... and finally Ive decided to call her Michaella... my princess.

For me, she was the most beautiful baby girl Ive ever seen... after 1 1/2 years the signs are being noticed, no eye contact, does not talk she only screams very hyperactive child. Well at that time I thought it was normal and as a defense... she's late. On Christmas Day 1997, a relative told me to have her check by a doctor they were suspecting she's deaf, I know shes not, even without the doctors opinion but I also know there is a problem... deeper problem.

On January 1998 she was diagnosed having AUTISM a lifelong disability... that day was indescribable the pain was so intense my whole world collapsed... my tears flowed like a river I cannot believe that my daughter, my only daughter is autistic.

I went to seminars listen to the speakers very carefully... I bought books about it. Went to Special School and enroll her, she was only 2 years 8 mos. when she was enrolled. We went from school to school, therapist to therapist.

Now shes 12 yrs old and still in SpEd.I can proudly say she has improved beyond my expectations, her self help is excellent, she feeds herself (even cooks simple dishes) she uses the computer (shes always on youtube) she can read, she can do simple math, she speaks some words but cannot express herself fully.

If anybody has a question or if you can share some about autism please do so...

3 comments:

angelgrotton said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us.... You have a nice family, just hope. I wish you all the best...

Sincerely yours Angel

autumn said...

yun nagmamassage sa kin every sunday, nagtu-tutor sya ng mga ganyang bata. sabi nya, tyagaan lang daw talaga. kse normal naman sila kung tutuusin. kaya kelangan lang talaga ng love and attention. and i can say that i'm proud of you kse hindi mo kinakahiya na may ganyan kang anak. kudos. =]

autumn said...

i hope you're having a great weekend. even if it's raining. =]