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|Tue, 11-09-2004 - 10:35pm|
Glad to have found you! Here is my story:-
My name is Tracy and I live in Australia. I have 2 children. Michael is 4yo and has ASD, Hypotonia, Asthma, Epilepsy, Tactile/Sensory Issues, Global Developmental Delay and Speech/Language Delay. Elizabeth is 19mths and has mild hypotonia, asthma and is being checked for diabetes.
I am grateful to find a board where I can talk to others who understand what it is like to have children with special needs. My family is great but, apart from my mum, everyone else has no clue about the difficulties I face each day (for eg being beaten by your 4yo, the severe tantrums, having to have everything set up BEFORE he gets out of bed in the morning otherwise he doesn't cope etc etc etc). At least you guys won't tell me I'm a bad mother when I have to pick up my ds, with arms and legs going everywhere, tuck him under my arm and struggle to the car from the shopping centre (I don't understand why people abuse you for this - at least I'm getting him out of there before he hurts anyone).
I also want to say that I know I have it easy compared to some of you and I don't mean to make out that my problems are bigger than anyone elses but sometimes you feel so alone in the world and everything gets on top of you you just kinda loose it.
Anyway thanks again for this wonderful board and I look forward to talking with you soon.