I had a normal birth with Ethan with no complications but it wasn’t long before we started to notice that things were different. He would cry constantly unless being held and couldn’t feed properly as he had problems sucking. Then he wasn’t hitting his milestones, the doctors would say 'he’s a lazy baby', but I always knew something wasn’t right. Then we noticed his legs and feet weren’t right and they started to look into things. They found he had weak hips, wide gait and was flat footed.
The diagnoses come rolling in with severe development delay, verbal dyspraxia, autism, he hardly slept and attachment disorder.
As he got older his anxiety and behaviour became worse so he was referred to CAHMS who he’s still with .
Through all of this Ethan has never let anything hold him back. He’s always been a happy boy who loves music and dance. Even with limited speech he finds a way to communicate and lights up the room when he’s around with his fabulous personality and sense of humour.
Ethan is an amazing young man who makes our hearts burst with pride every day.