This is something that has been heavy on my heart the last few weeks and I thought it was time to put it out there as some food for thought and to get suggestions.
In the last couple of years, I hear about autism everywhere. SEVERAL of my friends children are autistic and to be honest, I don't know much about it. It's not that I don't want to know, but sometimes I just feel weird asking these moms questions about autism when I know that they probably are so sick of talking about it.
It really began to make my heart heavy when I watched some special on TV about living with autism. Not only did it amaze me, but it made me think about what challenges my friends are facing in a world that is not autistic friendly.
Then I watched the first episode of Eli Stone a few weeks ago and the episode was about a woman whose little boy was autistic and she felt that a vaccination had caused the autism. Honestly, that was the first I had heard of the possibility of a vaccination causing autism. Now I know that Eli Stone is a fictional tv show, but was their truth at the heart of the theme for this show. I asked my friend Bethany and she said there was!
To be honest, it got me thinking....could a medicine be causing autism? I don't know and I want to know. I can tell you this...I am going to be doing some research the next few weeks and at this point, I plan to slow down Mary Elizabeth's vaccinations. That might sound radical, but 4 shots for a 6 month old who should only technically be 3 1/2 months old is a lot.
I want to hear some feedback and I want the people to read this blog to seach out a parent of an autistic child and pray for them. Pray for patience, understanding, rest, and wisdom. PRAY!