When our daughter was born sick, that lead to a compiling list of disabilities for her. There were many things I wasn't prepared for. For example the stares and comments of strangers as they passed by us in the grocery store. People can be brutal. Our little one is deaf, (I am not sure if this is common amongst deaf children) but she screams. Just randomly screams. She isn't mad, she just screams and smiles. The looks oh the looks. Another very hard pill to swallow is when other parents/grandparent talks about or compares their child to yours.
I come across many mom's that are on this same journey as we are. Some ahead of us and others just starting out. I want to share a few things to those mothers that are in the beginning of this new life.
Childhood Apraxia of Speech or CSA for short is a neurological disorder making it difficult for a child to speak.
Before our daughters birth, I had no idea was HIE was. In fact, I have never even heard that term before. Too be honest with you, I wish that was still true. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Now I want to share with others what this terms mean, in hopes to help educate others.