Autism : A Christmas Miracle

Ian’s diet has always been limited.

We joked about it: Ian would only ever eat brown (meat), yellow (potato) or white (bread) foods.

The drier, the better.

Mushy was just nasty.

Trying to tempt him with something different from his usual diet was invariably met with a hand pushing the offered food away, and a “No-no-no, please, Mummy”.

Over the years, he has displayed almost no desire to try new things.

But today, Christmas Day 2018, Ian tried soup.

Not only tried it, but cleaned a bowl of it.

As we watched in astonishment, spoonful after spoonful of warm Vichyssoise found its way into his mouth.

Truly, our Christmas miracle.

And yes, it was white soup, but still ……


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