new here...... hello

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-21-2003
new here...... hello
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Tue, 01-13-2004 - 8:33am
I just found this site and thought I would say "HI" and intro myself. I am a SAHM with one adopted son. I have been married to a wonderful man for almost 10 years. We adopted our son 3 years ago when he was 7 years old. We were told he had ADHD when we were looking to adopt him. As time went on with the paperwork we were told he had ODD,RAD,ADHD, and Mental retardation. We still adopted him. Then we found out he had prenatal exposure to a list of Narcotics and Alcohol.

WE had him tested and found his IQ was 62. We also had him evaluated for Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. We found out that is what he has. Often misdiagnosed as a list of other problems. We spend most of the year in and out of Docs and Hospitals due to health problems. He has seizures, lesions on his brain, liver disease, hearing impairment, and mental retardation.

It is nice to find a site where we all have something in common and can talk about it. Thanks for letting me intro.

Jeritta

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 01-15-2004 - 4:27pm

Jeritta, welcome!

 


 



iVillage Member
Registered: 11-07-2003
Mon, 01-19-2004 - 1:30am
God Bless You! You are giving this child so much love...God has placed him in your hands for a reason....I'm sure he hand-picked you two to take care of him...I love to hear that there are people like you out there! You made my heart feel happy!!!

Lu
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-19-2003
Wed, 02-04-2004 - 9:11am

Jeritta, how are things going?