Peter is a wonderful 8-year-old boy.
He was born healthy with no complications until he was 14 months old when he had his first seizure. He was diagnosed right away by testing and was placed on medications. At the age of 18 months old, he experienced his first grand mal seizure on Palm Sunday, 2012, and they continued every 2 weeks even after raising his medications. During this time, it was also revealed that Peter has a genetic disorder. His grand mals increased to sometimes having 3 in a row. Every time he would have one, he would say something unique at one point telling the paramedic, “wow, what a ride!”Even though he would experience these horrible seizures, he always kept a smile. He regressed with potty training and with speech and motor skills, so we started him in therapy.
In 2013, his seizures increased and though his medications were increased or changed, he continued to regress. The same year, he was in VPK and lost his smile and ability to talk due to the medications and seizures. After adjusting medications and with some speech therapy, he was able to smile again and use some speech. At this point, he was diagnosed with Autism.
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Peter and his family are members of All Souls Parish in Sanford.