3 of my 7 have special needs.
DD10 had been dx'd with Asperger's until her therapist moved and the new one decided that she was just "unsocialized due to being homeschooled"...we're waiting on a 3rd opinion, but as Erin says, "How can my problem be unsocialization when none of my homeschooled siblings are dealing with the same issues?!" She is currently on no meds and doing great now that I am educated enough to know her limitations and why she is so uniquely who she is.
Then my 26 month old twin DS's both have Reactive Airway Disorder and Chronic Lung Disease/Bronchiopolminary Dysplasia because of RSV they both had a month after their 33 week birth. They were in NICU for just 9 days but in the PICU for 27 for RSV, 21 of those days on various forms of life support...
Which leads us to the biggest reason I read/post here. Malachi is rocking along perfectly other than the lung issues, but Seth apparently had a stroke while on the ventilators that kept him alive through the RSV. The dx's I remember are Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Imapirment, Stroke, PDD, brain damage and Failure to Thrive. I suspect we'll know more after he finally gets in with a neurologist in May...an appt we've been fighting for since he was 8 months old.
Seth gets in home and in center PT 3 times a week and OT and PT in center 2x a week each as well as vision therapy in home through Soonerstart as often as they can get a therapist out here...which is about once every 6-8 weeks.
At this point Seth is beginning to roll over once in a while, and the therapists have gotten him to sit independently 3 times over the last few weeks for 20-30 seconds...a beautiful sight for sure!
Our most immediate concern for him is the FTT. He weighs less than 17 pounds, can only eat from a bottle, has to have his liquids thickened to avoid aspiration pneumonia (which he's had a dozen or more of in his young life), has reflux that doesn't help his weight or aspirations and the plan for this summer is a feeding tube that would block off the top of his stomach to keep him from throwing up...also meaning he wouldn't be able to eat either.
He is the joy of our lives and we're honored to be his family.
Looking forward to getting to know you all better!
ETA: somehow I forgot to add Non-verbal to Seth's list...seriously, there's more dx's than I can keep up with!