Om Parents Guide to Autism: True Life Story
My dear sweet little guy was "sunny-side up" and turned around, so I was scheduled for a C-Section on August 10, 2004 in the morning. They had estimated a few weeks too early and my son was taken to NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) and hooked up to all sorts of machines and a life support machine was waiting nearby. His lungs weren't fully developed yet. He stayed in the NICU for about three weeks. There were complications of him not breathing or he would stop breathing when he would be fed. Finally I was able to bring him home and then the adventure of Nick started! After I brought Nick home from the hospital, he started progressing as any normal child would. He began speaking with words like, "mama", "dada", " kitty" (we have two cats). He started to first roll around and then shortly thereafter he began to crawl.