Cyrus was born at 39 weeks due to an elective c-section after a traumatic birth with his brother. He was a quiet baby who had struggles feeding and had to made to feed as he would happily go without. He never liked to be held and would fuss until laid down. At four months old Cyrus was admitted to the local hospital which ended up being an extended stay due to vacant and floppy episodes. From the age of four months until two years Cyrus had several seizures resulting in hospital trips and another admission. He was diagnosed with reflex anoxic seizure at 18 mths old.
Cyrus also struggled with his hearing needing bilateral grommets fitting age 2 due to extreme hearing loss. He was diagnosed with a severe speech impediment and disorder at two and investigations commenced due to his sudden change in behaviours. He attended three years of speech therapy and if you met him now not knowing his history you would never know he had ever had a speech problem.
After countless appointments with several professionals due to his lack of sleep, speech, severe aversion to food and touch from others, complete lack of danger, lack of interaction with others, meltdowns and self harm he was diagnosed with autism, sensory processing disorder and ARFID aged 6. He has since also been diagnosed with anxiety, insomnia and idiopathic constipation, meaning that not only has he endured years of medical intervention, medication and accidents but he has toileting issues still at age 10 due to a phobia of the toilet and his autism.
He had a really hard time at his infant school due to a complete lack of support. Since he moved to his junior school, who have given him all the support he needs and more, the change in him has been astounding and he is growing to be a lovely young man who is due to start secondary school next September, where hopefully with the correct support he will continue to flourish to the best of his ability.