lördag 23 februari 2013

Ett vaccinskadat barns historia


"Caroline was born on June 2, 2006 and was a happy, healthy, playful baby...
until 6 months of age when she received the DTaP, IPV/OPV, Hep B, PCV7
and a Flu shot all at her 6 month well child visit.  After that, she began
exhibiting a shaking behavior any time her excitement or sensations became
more than she could process.

Other than that, she was still fairly typical.  She began to babble and was
developing a few words... Ma-ma, da-da...the words that touch a parent's
heart.  However, after 12 months of age (and the MMR), she lost them and did
not gain any others.  She became much more interested in electronics than
people.  It was subtle, but noticeable.  Her sensory processing difficulties

Her pediatrician suggested she have an EEG, which led to a meeting with a
neurologist, Dr. Swisher at Children’s Memorial at 17 months of age.  He
diagnosed her with
Sensory Processing Disorder and Verbal Apraxia.  She
was not talking at all at that time.  We were unaware of the turn our lives would
soon take.

We began Speech and Occupational Therapy at 18 months.  She progressed
very slowly and still had no words until age 2 ½ (30 months) at which time she
could say one syllable consonant-vowel words, when prompted.  

Something she developed early on, was remarkable intelligence and memory.  
She knew all the colors, shapes, letters and numbers before age 2 and never
ceased to amaze her therapists with her knowledge, even in the absence of
language.  These skills gave us hope that soon she would overcome the
language barrier.  But the progress was very, very slow and her sensory
issues were mounting.  She was becoming completely intolerant of transitions,
defensive of many textures (including most foods) and her social anxiety was
debilitating.  We knew we needed to look beyond therapy."

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