||He started daycare as quite simply Mummy needed a break! This was a great step for him as he was put in social situations where he was forced to learn what would be ok and what not. He got to run around all day as we choose a free play centre with a caring older staff.
To cut a long story short we were also sent to a psychiatrist as the paediatrician wanted to medicate him. But as he was so young he needed permission from another professional. It was granted and he was diagnosed under the Autism Label with severe Attention deficit Hyper activity Disorder (ADHD).
Medicating him was not sitting right with me. I’m not against medicating a child I just knew that we hadn’t given other options our 100% best go and I couldn’t live with the fact I hadn’t tried diet, and other alternatives before medicating him. ESPECIALLY at that age.
I started researching into food, gut and psychology, attachment and the biochemistry of stress relationships, looking into so many forms of alternative ways of treating him first it was overwhelming.
We had a moment last year because of school that we tried medication but I lost my son in there and couldn’t justify the loss of my spunky monkey who turned into a zombie and was hallucinating about dead people, with the staying still in class and doing what he was told. (Again I’m Not against medication but it is NOT for us, definitely not for Sam’s tiny body) .