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My 7 year old continues to prove health professionals wrong! :D

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CraigN24 Sun 01-May-16 15:11:01

Hello everyone I would just like to share something amazing!

Buddy (my son ) is 7 years old has a wide range of disabilities and Mostly Non Verbal

Normally when my son wants something he would get very distressed / self harm because he struggles to communicate his need and wants, we have tried Comminciation cards, sign language etc ... However For the first time today he has copied me and signed BACK his first ever Sign ( our sign for drink) and then when he had finished with his drink instead of chucking it across the room he PLACED it on the floor and walked away! This may seem like something so small but it's huge, The " professionals" told us bascially he would never have the understanding to complete these " simple tasks'

ALSO ( I could cry!) Today when he was coming down stairs from a nap he actually WALKED down the stairs holding my hand! In a normal situation he would throw himself to the floor and try and go down on his belly, but NOT today! It took about 10 minutes to get down the stairs but with every step he took ... I cried and he BELLY CHUCKLED all the way down! ... He was so proud of himself and I am so proud of him! :D

To top it off he is currently banging our kitchen door ( he loves the sound) and saying " Da Da Da Da" as he plays... He called me Dada for the first time a few weeks ago and until today I have only heard it once... I am currently say listening to my son SAY MY NAME OVER AND OVER! :D

His health professionals from day one have said to me he would never understand simple instructions to complete simple tasks and therefore he would " need round the clock care for the rest of his life" ... I feel like today especially he is trying super hard to prove everyone wrong! :D

Blue2014 Sun 01-May-16 15:14:02

That sounds brilliant smile well done to your son

CiderwithBuda Sun 01-May-16 15:22:43

Fantastic- well done that boy!

thebabydances Sun 01-May-16 15:46:34

That has just put a MASSIVE smile on my face!! Well done that boy!!!

parrotonmyshoulder Sun 01-May-16 15:50:14

He sounds fabulous. I teach children with severe, complex and profound learning disabilities and they all continue to surprise us at any age.

He sounds like he's as proud of himself as you are of him!

HalfStar Sun 01-May-16 20:13:41

Amazing flowers

LateToThis Sun 01-May-16 20:16:52

He sounds like an amazing kid - no wonder you are proud.

BathshebaDarkstone Sun 01-May-16 20:26:55

Well done to your son! I've got tears in my eyes reading this. star

Passmethecrisps Sun 01-May-16 20:29:49

Wonderful!!! An amazing chap with clearly an amazing mum

Chattermummy Sun 01-May-16 20:42:00

That is amazing, a very proud parenting post. I am beaming for you.

We were told our DD, if she survived childhood, would be severely mentally and physically disabled. Today at 9yrs old she competed in a main stream swimming contest and came away with 2 gold medals. She also showed a few mums , dads and swim coaches that being in a wheelchair doesn't mean you can't achieve your dreams.

May your boy keep proving the experts wrong

WordGetsAround Sun 01-May-16 20:45:33

Wow - such great news! Well done you for everything you've done to get to this point. You both sound inspirational.

Misnomer Sun 01-May-16 20:48:27

Brilliant! I'm so pleased for you both smile

Zampa Sun 01-May-16 20:52:33

This post is so full of joy and hope. It really helps me see the light at the end of the tunnel with regards to my 11 month old DD. Thank you.

Doctors seem to often under estimate our children but our children are strong and fighting every step of the way.

superme3 Sun 01-May-16 21:45:50

Brilliant boy.

Lollylovesbones Sun 01-May-16 21:52:35

Well done Buddy - that 's brought a smile to my face

leeds84 Mon 02-May-16 09:12:33

Well done buddy! What a brilliant moment for you starstarstar

LurcherLovers Mon 02-May-16 09:30:21

That's beautiful OP.

SoGodhelpme Mon 02-May-16 09:39:20

Well done OP for persevering! Well done Buddy!

Comiconce Mon 02-May-16 13:01:10


prokupatuskrakedatus Mon 02-May-16 15:53:15

Oh, that's so beautiful and brillant. flowers

(and calls up wonderful memories of DN)

MrsA2 Mon 02-May-16 19:40:00

This is just lovely to read, well done to your clever and brave boy.

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