Monday, April 11, 2011
A UMNS Commentary by Dulce Urizar: A story of the Latino ministry at Lehman UMC in Hatboro.
It was 9 p.m. on October 10, 2010. I was in my living room when suddenly, I heard noises coming from my son Mike's room. I encountered a horrible surprise. Mike was choking on his own vomit. He was purple, and for a moment, he stopped breathing.
Terribly scared, I moved Mike’s head to the side so he could breathe. A couple of seconds later, he came out of whatever he was going through. He told me his head hurt. I took him to the emergency room, but the staff told me very little. A month later, Mike had a similar episode.
At age 3, Mike was diagnosed as autistic. A couple of weeks ago, the neurologist told me more sad news; Mike is also epileptic. Mike, now 8, attends a school where he receives therapy. With much work, he is trying hard to adapt to a world that cannot fully understand him.