Miracle of Miracles: Turtle Tanks and Pony Tails

Here’s a post from a great blog that I highly recommend. It is a story of hope! In addition to sharing the happy turn of events in her son’s life, this inspiring mom makes a good point in the 2nd paragraph about diagnoses. The comments on the blog post are also a worthwhile read. You are not alone!

Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog

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My life raising kiddos has been full of excitement, as well as challenges. Steven has been my most difficult child to raise. The 7th child born to a woman who was mentally ill and addicted to crack cocaine and heroin, we took Steven home from the neonatal unit as soon as he was able to be released.  He was unbelievably “messed up”.  (Don’t you just love my knowledge of medical terms?)  He cried constantly, his whole body twitching.  Once I learned to swaddle him tightly in a baby blanket, keep the room dark, and talk in a whisper, he could tolerate my presence.  To touch him lightly would make him scream in pain, but cuddling him strongly, the deep pressure somehow calmed him.

Whether due to the drug exposure, or just because his birth mom was mentally ill, Steven exhibited extreme symptoms of ADHD, autism, bi-polar disorder, sensory…

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About janet565

I've lived in the Inland Empire of Southern California since 1982. Born and raised in New Jersey, I've also lived in upstate New York and in Oregon. My profession involves maps and geography, which is usually very interesting. My hobbies are pretty boring - none of them involve tigers (or ligers) or jumping out of aircraft - so they do not bear mention here. I hope you find the blog useful, and wish you well....

One response to “Miracle of Miracles: Turtle Tanks and Pony Tails”

  1. 5kidswdisabilities says :

    Thank you so much for sharing. You have a wonderful blog on teen mental health!

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