Robyn was born on a snowy day in November of 05. Big dark eyes and the sweetest little face. They put her in my arms just minutes after she came screaming into this world. I was smitten. She was a high maintenance child from the get go she wouldn’t nurse and she constantly fussed. She was happiest when she was down and getting her to smile became my number one goal.
As she grew she became very difficult to take places loud noises set her off and she was super clingy with her mother and I. We have a large number of family members who work with the developmentally challenged and the observation was made more then once that she showed signs of autism.
When she was 18 months old she stopped talking and my wife became very concerned, we took her to the doctors and found out that she had compacted earwax and would need to have it removed. Once it was removed the Doctor found her ear drums had collapsed this was a major factor in her speech delays. She woke up from the surgery looked at her mother and I and said I love you! I cried hearing those words for the first time.
She began speech therapy and her wonderful therapist noticed that Robyn reacted to certain stimuli similar to a few of her other patience with SPD and recommended we have her tested. She was diagnosed soon after. It was recommended that we see an OT twice a month and continue with speech as well as see a behaviorist. Together with the help of these amazing women I watched my wife draw her out of her shell.
She started school last fall and I watched with pride as she spread her wings and has begun to fly! She’s a happy healthy little girl who loves her little sister and brother she cuddles and she giggles and unless there is too much stimulation she dose wonderful. We’ve learned what triggers a melt down and we avoid situations where we can. and We’ve learned how to help her calm down when we cannot avoid a trigger.