This blog is about a family of two loving parents, two sister schnauzers, a persian, and a very loved young man who faces severe autism daily, sometimes better than others. We will relive the lows, laughs, and joys of our "normal" life. Always under the hand of God.

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Sometimes It is Too Quiet

We have had the toughest time with Madison lately. I wanted to blog when the situation ended, but sometimes you don’t know when, or if, that will be. This has gone on for several months, starting before Christmas.

Madison was having difficulties with his throat. It was like he couldn’t swallow, or was mimicking a crane. We have seen several doctors and they all went, Hmmm. Not real helpful. So recently, Vickie read that this may be caused by yeast in his system. We have had issues with that before so we got him Candida to combat the yeast.

The swallowing got better but he lost his words. Just lost them. He can make sounds but it’s like he has lost all memory of how to use them. He was not singing and looked confused when you ask him what he wants to eat. He didn’t even repeat the words we said. They say this is part of the yeast leaving the body process. With the swallowing, he has spent more time with us in the front room. It is like he knows something is up and he wants to be with us. That’s okay, that is what parents are for.

In the last few days, Madison has started speaking and singing again. It is so good to hear and I think he likes hearing himself sing, too. He just laughs and smiles. Some of the talking can get quite loud. Oh well, it is still an answer to our prayers.