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I Am a Mother of a Mentally Retarded Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 57 People

    I have a 7 year old son

    who is moderately intellectually disabled. It has been a very tough journey with him. I love him so much and want to do what is best for him. He has an IEP at school and receives OT and speech every week. He is functioning at a 3 to 4 year old level. I sometimes feel overwhelmed...
    jb2985 jb2985 26-30, F Apr 15, 2014

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    Samantha

    My name is marina and I am 52 and still raising my 25 yr old severe profound mentally retarded daughter. Sam functions at a 3-5 yr old level and can be a real little ****! She has numerous medical issues and is gtube fed via pump at night but eats soft foods by mouth during the...
    mommamarina mommamarina 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Guess I Take The Role Of The Devils Adovcate

    While I am clearly not the mother with a child or even the father with a child with Mental retardation, I am far more feared in the system then any parent. I am a Guardian which means I am appointed by the courts to protect their rights. Some of the things I am going to say I...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    My Daughter's Journey

    My daughter was born with a heart defect in 1998. The doctors did not feel the need to surgically repair it until she was 10 months old. This may have been the worst decision I've ever let "professionals" decide for me. I should have followed my gut. She was deprived of oxygen...
    maddieshope maddieshope 26-30 1 Response Jan 14, 2011

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    My Beautiful Girl

        I'm the mother of a beautiful girl borned w/ mental retardation due to a stroke during delivery. She was given only 10 days to live due to mayor seizures disorder. Well those 10 days turned into 25 beatiful years. Thanks to My Lord and savior Jesus.    She 's now living...
    payer2010 payer2010 51-55 2 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    Mild Intellectual Disability And My 16 Year Old Daughter

    My wife and I are mothers of a 16 year old beautiful daughter who has been diagnosed with MID/ ADHD and a communication disorder. She tries so very hard and her nickname is Tenacity. Right now, we are dealing with her budding sexuality. She wants very much to be in love and falls...
    slimneely slimneely 41-45, F Nov 29, 2013

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    My Daughter Is Mentally Retarded

    I thought something might not be right when my daughter didn't talk or walk on time, When I took her to her pediatrician she said it will probably just take her a little longer but she's fine. She started pulling her hair out around 15 months and she didn't laugh like my other...
    tammyburling tammyburling 36-40, F 48 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    More Struggles

    My baby got admitted to the hospital again last night. She has to have another surgery and she is still having seizures. I feel so terrible not being able to take her pain away and make her normal again. I'm willing to work with her mental disabilities but these other health...
    batmom batmom 22-25, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Encouragement To Those With Children With Mental Retardation

    I have twin boys age 13. They were born premature at 28 weeks. I knew something was wrong with one of my sons when I awoke from my c-section. They immediatly did a chromazone test and it came back negative. I soon noticed that he wasn't responding to me as quickly as his brother...
    juanitaroybal juanitaroybal 36-40, F Feb 16, 2013

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    Medical Care Of My Son

    I have one god's gifted son aged about 22years only years have  passed since his birth but not his milestones. He is  a little infant but physically well built. His mental growth is to the level of only 2 months baby. He rolls about and plays laughs for the reasons...
    srgvenki123 srgvenki123 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2009

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    My Poor Son

    My son is mentally retarded but his IQ is not tested yet. He doesn't talk and he has many difficulties in taking care of himself. He is already 12 but he still cannot remember the way of going to the toilet properly. I have to help him put on his nappy every day. I am very poor...
    angelastanton angelastanton 36-40 1 Response Jul 21, 2011

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    My Angel

    let me start off by saying up until November I had 3 beautiful perfectly healthy children. In November my daughter had an accident she was 4 months old. Now she is about 9 months old and can't do half of the things she could do when she went into the hospital. I can't speak much...
    batmom batmom 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 9, 2013

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    My Daughter

    I have tried everything from letting my daughter do as she pleased to , letting her eat anything she pleased .. From my experince so far its like this A mentally challenged person needs discapline just like any other child only more constant, any other person would...
    M47Lam M47Lam 56-60 3 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    My Very Challenging Child.

    Sometimes I feel so alone it this challenge.  Even though we receive a lot of help thank God, It is still not how pictured my life.  I am going through the "why me" phase again... My child is 10 and non verbal, he screams and throws things a lot.  Right...
    bawyada bawyada 31-35 8 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    Bullies Are My Worst Nightmare.................

    I am a mother of 3 my middle child who is 12 has severe cognitive and learning dissabilities.She is one of the hardest jobs i have ever had. she is the sweetest kid you will ever meet she is and would do anything for anyone. just wants so badly to fit in she is in normal school...
    carab76 carab76 36-40, F Oct 10, 2013

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    HOW DO I HELP MY SON HE IS 26 ON PAPPER BUT NOT

    IN MINE HE IS ON SSI HOW DO I HELP HIM WITH THE HIP LAW IM MY WAY TO BECOME A MOM I DONT WHAT MY SON BACK HE IS NOT ON THE WRITE MINES HOW DO I DO IT WITH HE AGE ON PAPPER
    SUNRAE7042 SUNRAE7042 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    I haven't been open to discussing this until recently - I realized that there are so many young kids going through what I went through and sharing my story and offering my advice...
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