My child's "special need" isn't really all that special. In fact, if I could I would have one or two more just like her. but we're done with kids and the idea of genetically engineering an embryo is on my Bad Ideas list anyway.
It kinda sucks to be the only Deaf kid in a hearing family... and a hearing school... with all hearing 'friends.' Would be nice to have a sibling around she can connect with, I think.
I have a special needs child, and honestly Im waiting until my child is much older to have a 2nd in case the 2nd one might be the same or worse off, sadly our medical history is a scary thing to look at.
We have a autistic/adhd son, but the next one could be like me and have severe asthma and be in and out of hospitals and doctors for years, or have a heart defect that needs my attention, or has epilepsy like my mil, or bipolar like me and most of my family. Or nothing and then the 2nd child just gets more normal attention.
Either way my son still needs me a lot and I couldnt have a 2nd child and feel I even up my time enough and still had my sane time.
I have had several special needs children all fromdifferent reasons none related. First had a seizure disorder and had CP from them. He passed when he was almost 7. Secon and third were twins over ten years later and had placenta issues - they were born at 27 weeks twin A passed 2 days after birth - survivore has vision issues due to his prematurity. Fourth and last baby has issues becasue I took zoloft during that pregnancy (Dr assured me it was OK - we now know better!!) so he has bipolar and psychosis also seizures but unrelated to oldest son. Hubby and I both got fixed but if possible would welcome any child God gives me.
I have a child with very involved special needs, and I plan to have one more. I have no more chance than the rest of the population of having another child with her condition.
My daughter benefits greatly from her siblings and their attention, and they've learned so much from her.
yes,I have wanted one more for years. I miscarried twins prior to Thor and a single birth after Thor.
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