However, I’m pretty sure that I will never forgive myself, for my transgressions are embodied in a beautiful seven-year-old who tells me daily that I am “the best Mom in the universe.” I know the truth. All of these “unforgivable” actions were done with the best of intentions, but we all know what they say about “good intentions” and “the road to hell.” I am admitting here for all the world to see: I gave my son Autism. 2) High-fructose corn syrup – I drank Coca Cola every single day while I was pregnant.
I was so incredibly nauseous and it made my stomach feel better.
After one dose of this drug and within 24 hours, my six-month-old baby had 35 acidic, liquid bowel movements.The skin literally peeled off of his bottom in sheets. Here is what everyone should know about Augmentin: Augmentin has been implicated in autism.I always felt great relief and unconditional love after our time together. The following are the biggest mistakes I made to which I attribute my son’s descent into autism. 1) Ultrasounds – I had at least five while I was pregnant. Heck, you can get them in malls, so I assumed they were pretty benign. While I didn’t get ultrasounds in malls, I didn’t research them either.Unfortunately, Father Francis passed away years ago, and I haven’t been to confession since. I’m going to provide links that are easily readable and understandable that contain links to the research rather than providing links to the research itself. Ultrasounds have, in fact, been implicated in autism among other neurological disorders.The concepts of reconciliation and absolution are completely ingrained in me. I wish I could say it was one thing – one thing that I could take back that would make things neat and easy, but it wasn’t.
I grew up going to confession at a beautiful monastery where Father Francis, an elderly monk, held my hand as we walked the grounds, and I asked for forgiveness for my transgressions. It was mistake after mistake, assault after assault.
At his six-month “well” visit, he was diagnosed with his second ear infection.
He received vaccinations for seven different diseases despite being ill, and we left with a prescription for Amoxicillin.
While I didn’t know there was mercury in the Coke, I have to be honest and admit that OF COURSE I knew that eating and drinking junk wasn’t good for my baby.
3) Lortab/Acetaminophen while pregnant – I have Fibromyalgia.
My spiritual beliefs have evolved and changed over the years, but the idea of forgiveness is still critical to how I walk through life. A simple Google search about any one of these topics will provide more information than you could ever want. While there is no definitive “causal link,” enough has been found to warrant further research and precautionary measures.