This is the doctor's version of his diagnosis: Michael was born a preemie, he contracted hiv from his birth mom (he was not kept on the meds and suffered a lot and got very very sick as a baby which they believe caused his brain damage), he has mild cebral palsey, and since he had very little interaction for over a year of his life he has sensory needs and has autistic tendencies, he also is globally behind other 2 year olds. He may never progress past the age of 5. He may have severe autism? He has records that talk about his brain damage which seemed to be a pretty big deal. Since he lacked the interaction his cebral palsey stiffened his joints and there was not good muscle development. He makes bits of eye contact, but seconds and maybe a minute at a time, but has held contact for 10 minutes once! That's all :).
***I haven't forgotten about the drawing for the book.....sorry....will be happening soon. Sick kiddos has not helped this week :). Please pray for health. The funny part- Michael hasn't gotten sick, but every other child has- YEA! :) So much for the theory that hiv babes get sick more- Not true!