As a marathon runner, getting into the Boston Marathon is a goal of mine every year. For my 10-year-old son Jack, who is severely autistic, that’s not so much the case. However, we’ve been working for years to get him in for Boston and today is finally his day.
For him, Boston means Massachusetts General Hospital, where there are some world-class gastroenterologists who focus on kids with autism and specialize in what troubles Jack. In addition to all the problems with his brain, he has severe problems with leaky gut. His food allergy list is ridiculous and it’s a daily battle to keep him from being in pain with every meal he eats. Throw in the communication problem (he can’t tell us what bothers him) and it’s a pretty bad situation.
We’re hoping for answers, and while today is just an initial eval, we’re praying it’s a step in the right direction. I’m sure me or my wife Tiffany will post more soon. She’s up in Boston with him today. I’m holding down the fort with our other two kids.
Side note, when I took my daughter to the bus stop, a fellow parent asked me how Jack was doing. I had no choice but to show her a picture Tiff had texted me moments before. I’d say he’s doing pretty good!
OK, that’s all for now. Have a good day!