I came across a post recently about Autism and treating children who have it with medication to help them with a better quality of life or simply calm them down when nothing works otherwise.
As I was reading this post, I came across varied opinions on the matter. Positive ones and also negative ones – this included how it’s helped their child fit in with school. Then there are other people who say that we shouldn’t medicate it because it’s not an illness and we should accept the child just the way they are.
There are also theories that immunisations are what causes Autism in children. What do you think?
In my opinion I believe that some children are just born that way. The brain is wired differently and I believe that it can be passed down in DNA which makes it more likely for a child who has a parent with learning difficulties (or even if it just runs in the family) for it to be passed down to them too.
With medicating, i’m not too sure how I feel about it but that could be because I don’t usually take medication unless it’s absolutely necessary to. I think i’d have to thoroughly research the medication first before I considered using it with Wyatt (If you haven’t been following, you can read about Wyatt and his suspected Autism here first).
-I’d need to know the side effects.
-What the medication actually does to help.
-And if there are any long-lasting effects after using the medication.
I’m not too sure what’s going to happen with Wyatt at the moment whether they will offer medication or just advise me on some techniques to deal with his behaviour. We’re still waiting for a letter in the post to see a community pediatrician to discuss with them about his difficulties, and then hopefully we will know more.
It seems like the process is taking forever but all we can do is wait it out. We’ve had to put some measures in place to stop him from helping himself to food in the middle of the night, especially after last week when he climbed onto the kitchen side, reached for a the top shelf and helped himself to cereal.
I wasn’t happy at all because…
1. The cereal is right on top of the cabinet and he could of fallen and broke his arm or neck for that matter, and
2. It was around 5:30 in the morning and should have been asleep.
We’ve now put a lock on the kitchen door to stop him from munching, climbing and putting himself into dangerous situations.
Going back to medication, I would love to hear your opinions on the matter. Is your child on medication for Autism? Does it help? Do you have any techniques for dealing with their behaviour? Please let us know below!
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