Being a mother of a blind person

Being a mother of a blind person
Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows that the main fear of a parent is the health of their child. Mum usually changes her diet to increase the presence of all the elements useful for pregnancy and often supplements are introduced to avoid specific diseases.
Unfortunately, sometimes, despite the most rigorous attentions, problems can occur.
I was only at the fifth month of my first pregnancy, when one morning I felt a great pain in my stomach. I think I've never been so scared in my life,... read all
Anyone who has ever been pregnant knows that the main fear of a parent is the health of their child. Mum usually changes her diet to increase the presence of all the elements useful for pregnancy and often supplements are introduced to avoid specific diseases.
Unfortunately, sometimes, despite the most rigorous attentions, problems can occur.
I was only at the fifth month of my first pregnancy, when one morning I felt a great pain in my stomach. I think I've never been so scared in my life, because I knew it was too early. My husband Alessio was at work and went to the hospital, where I had arrived in an ambulance for an emergency caesarean section. Matteo when he was born was very small and I could never touch him, because in his condition he was put in the incubator and stayed there for 3 months.The pain of not being able to breastfeed and caress my baby was second only to the fear of what would happen. The doctors could not say with certainty what damage it would have, they just said that the optic nerves were not yet fully developed, but we had to wait for some time to pass before we figured out what the permanent damage would be.
In such a situation the main fear is that there are problems in the development of the brain, for which the tests must be done years later to understand if the motor skills, language and learning are perfect.
When I finally got the baby in my arms the diagnosis of blindness was almost certain, while for any defects in brain development it was necessary to bring patience for at least a year.
At the beginning I felt destroyed, I could not accept that my child would have lived such an incomplete life, that noHe could never see me or his dad, or anything else. We did visit doctors all over Italy, but the outcome was always the same: perhaps in the future they will find the way to operate cases like yours, but not today.
Then, when the doctors told us that all the mental and physical faculties were intact, we breathed a sigh of relief. On the contrary, Matteo showed a speed of learning above the norm, precisely because of his condition.
Having a child upsets everyone's life, but in our case the challenge has been harder: my husband and I have joined forces as never before, pledging ourselves to give all our help to Matteo and without impeding any experience: go to stadium with dad, at the parties of his friends, let's go to the beach and holiday together. I can not say it is not difficult, because I would lie, but Matthew is a wonderful child and we love him more thaneverything else in the world.

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