What makes me the most upset is what caused this plight. Once again it is the result of the choices of the birth mother. Basically, because of her drug and alcohol abuse during her pregnancy, she caused Goldilocks to repeatedly suffocate as a fetus which caused her brain to form incorrectly. Then after she was born, birth mother fed her nothing but Mountain Dew, chips, and cookies for the first 16 months -- NOT ONE DROP OF BABY FORMULA!! Of course, she gagged on solid food and vomited. Consequently, she was extremely anemic, causing more brain damage. Her brain could not even heal in those early months because it had no nutrition. My heart just breaks for this little girl.
But one must look at the upside --
- We happen to live within miles of one of the best Tomatis and Neurofeedback centers in the country.
- She is young and the doctor holds a lot of hope for improvement.
- She is homeschooled and can get a lot of one-on-one attention.
- God has already performed miracles in this child.
- Although RAD is a huge force in her life, she is healing and bonding to us.
- I'm used to kids that learn in strange ways.
- Her adoption assistance will pay for much of these therapies.
- Prayer is powerful.