Vaccine Injury Is Medical; Autism Is Fictional

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
When 20% of an entire generation is written-off, one would think the nation would shout in horror and demand proper treatment and a halt to the epidemic; rather, they seek ways to alienate, isolate, and denigrate those who do.

Submitted: April 15, 2017

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It is not a tragedy that my child has Autism, I agree that it takes all kinds of people to make the world a meaningful and special place. The concerns I have are that the injuries she sustained have caused myriad health issues; “Autism” is simply a description of some of her behaviors and does not address her encephalopathy, hypoxia, epilepsy, sclerosis, hypotonia, mitochondrial dysfunction, etc. Her diagnosis is probably a misnomer - semantics being what they are, there doesn’t seem to be another label…”Vaccine-injured” would probably be better - but this is not politically correct…

My daughter’s injuries left her unable to use language to communicate, overwhelmed by sensory issues causing her to be unable to tolerate food textures or unexpected touch, she was not digesting the little I could get her to eat, she was unable to sleep for more than 1.5 hours at a time (and had to bang her head and shriek for hours, to get to sleep), she had non-stop putrid diarrhea and spent hours running her bloated little belly into the arms of the couch, my daughter would twist away in parking lots and dash out in front of moving cars, she would bolt from our home and disappear - and could not even say her own name, she loved water and would jump in even though she could not swim, she drooled rivers and would stare at her hands or into space, she did not respond to her name; she was firmly stuck within herself.

Bluntly, I was informed to seek institutionalization for my daughter, “because there is no ‘medical’ treatment for her condition.”

Instead of seeking an institution, I chose to pursue any opportunity which could not harm her and might help her. My persistence and her desire have led us down an exhausting road, lined on both sides by spectators who ridicule and deride. Thankfully, at the start, along the way, and at the end of the same road are families like our own, who cheer us on, share their experience, and console while reminding us not to give up hope for our children’s health and futures.

Her success means that she now has the opportunities that “science” and “medicine” would have denied her. After a recent brain scan, I was told, “If you had handed me these films and told me they belong to your daughter, I would have denied this could be possible. Incredible, I wouldn’t believe this if I hadn’t just run this myself!”

She can now CHOOSE to participate in playground games - or not. She can now CHOOSE to eat lunch with friends or alone (and happily selects her menu of fruit, veggie, protein, snack and a “treat”), she can now choose to study and do well on her tests - or to fail them; she can now CHOOSE which book she wants to read to me at bedtime; and we are hoping she will continue to CHOOSE to enjoy all the opportunity life (on the outside) has to offer.

This said, I do not think we have changed her essence. She is still the quirky, beautiful, adorable, sunny/rainy, creative person she has always been; but now, she can CHOOSE to share her gifts with her family, friends, and the world.

It saddens me that the world has to be full of people who are blind to what is in front of them; these people threaten her joy, health and wellbeing.

 


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