Our son's regression into autism.
This is our son Adam's story and we are currently campaigning and fundraising to help him. If you can spare anything then please donate to https://www.gofundme.com/26pdk2c. Thank you.
On the 27/07/2016 I Mary Godley, gave an radio interview on, 'Peoples Internet Radio, Out of the Bag Show,' with host 'Sean Maguire,' here in Ireland. It was a story that began here in Ireland and then took listeners 2,500 miles across Europe, to a hospital in the capital of Sofia in Bulgaria. This interview tells the story of how Adam, who before we went to Bulgaria had multiple diagnoses including autism, ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Developmental Delay and suspected Inflammaotory Bowel Disease.
Our son Adam was born in September 2007 and he was born healthy and had an uncomplicated birth. We now know that he had a reaction to his two, his four and his six month vaccines, but we were never told this at the time, or nor was it ever even suggested to us at all, that it was even a possibility. Then only days after Adam’s six month vaccines he ended up in hospital after he stopped breathing in his cot one night. He had had a severe viral infection for a few days before that. Again it was never suggested to us that it could be a vaccine reaction.
Adam had another reaction to his MMR, again it wasn’t immediate so I never linked the two until later. After this vaccine, Adam ended up at Ireland’s after-hours doctor’s clinic which in our area is called Southdoc. Before we took Adam there he was screaming and clutching his head while pacing around our house. Then he started laying down on his bed and he became very lethargic and sleepy. As his dad, Brian, says now after that night Adam was never the same again. Still even to this day, and despite the number of Freedom of Information requests and Internal reviews and un-granted requests for an independent check of their computer memory, Southdoc and the Health Service Executive (Irish Health Service body), are both still saying that this night never happened, as they can find no record of Adam being there that night. So obviously what they are saying is that I and my husband Brian and our daughter Sasha and Adam himself, all just all imagined the night our son had all the symptoms of Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), that being swelling of my son's brain which led to brain damage. It is now well documented that the MMR vaccine does and can cause this as an adverse reaction. How I wish that it hadn’t happened but unfortunately it did happen.
Doctors didn’t want to test Adam for anything after that. I had to fight with my doctor to get Adam even referred for an autism Assessment. Before that Adam had needed grommets and I had to ring up a Consultant myself, because his doctor wouldn’t do a referral, he didn’t think one was necessary. When I fought with him about this he blurted out that I didn’t understand ‘the politics behind autism in Ireland.’ In hindsight he was sure right about that. As I really had no idea then what a hard journey lay ahead of us.
It wasn’t until Adam was four and we got a letter about his Booster Vaccines, that I decided I needed to study them this time, before allowing anymore vaccines to be given to my son. I was a much wiser woman this time around because at that stage I could see that things weren’t right and that there were all sorts of lies being told to me. When I started reading the science behind vaccination I was just horrified. And I really I couldn’t believe all the lies that I had been told and just foolishly believed. Suddenly the callous disregard for my child made sense. I understood then why his medical needs were so overlooked.