How Far Would You Go?


How bad is it when you want something? Bad enough to fight through fog? Is what you want so bad for you or for someone else? Does it make a difference?

I was reading a story earlier about a mom and a son. From the time the son was very young mom knew something was wrong. She took her son to doctors; in fact, she took her son to over 20 doctors.

Would you do this? 20 doctors? What if each doctor said something different? What if most doctors brushed you off or said there was nothing wrong?

This mom stuck to her guns. Her instincts are what she followed. She knew the doctors had to be wrong. She kept searching; finally leaving her home-town with the toddler and driving two hours away to a doctor she had heard about. She didn’t have an appointment.

I believe she was on a hunt, an answer is what she demanded. Would you drive two hours to a doctor you had never met, only read about, and on top of that, without an appointment?

receptionist

Well, you know it. The receptionist said they had no appointments for that day. She even added one could be had but it would be almost two weeks away. Would you leave and accept the latter appointment? What would you do next after hearing the disappointing words?

The receptionist did add, ” You can go over to the hospital. Maybe they can see him in the ER and discover what is wrong.”

Mom did it. She was not going to let the bull run over her. She and her son spent two days in the hospital with her son being probed and the two questioned. At the end of the 48 hours, the answer came back. ” We don’t have any idea what is wrong, but there is one neurologist that wants to find out what it is.”

She let her boy be tested and the results came back. The boy had a rare disease. Mom’s instincts were right. The toddler suffered from,Creatine Transporter Deficiency. There was no cure, but the mom was so relieved to hear that there was a name for something her son had. She walked out of the office with a smile on her face.

How would you feel if you heard you had a rare disease that was not curable? Would you smile like mom did?

If you are interested more in this disease, please click on the link below I have provided.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK3794/

4 thoughts on “How Far Would You Go?

  1. I had similar struggles for MANY years with my son…I talked to Doctors, professionals, family, friends…and no one had any answers…but, as a Mom I knew my little boy was in trouble…
    Finally diagnosed 17 years later…with Bi-polar Disorder…I love Moms and their tenacity!

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  2. Just getting the answer can make a huge difference. I know when we were told my son has Asperger’s Syndrome, it killed us as we knew there were so many things he would never do. But hearing that there was a reason for some of the things he did and still does was exhilarating.

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    • I can imagine this is the answer I would wish for also. For Al, this is one reason I made the film for the Neuro Film Festival. I know what he went through, I know there are no answers. I know people are trying, but in the end, I have no answers. Hugs my friend

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