One day a woman walked through my door with her five year old son. Kids in the office are nothing out of the ordinary, but she explained that situation I began to realize that this was a unique case. Her son had been diagnosed with autism, was deaf, non-verbal, and had a growth disorder that made him grow faster than an average childern his age. He kicked around the entire first visit. I remembered thinking, how do I handle this child who seemed to be very upset and did not want to be touched? The whole appointment I was in awe of this mother. Shew was told by so many people that there is no hope and there are no options. She had so much courage. She Driving her son 60 minutes to the office three times a week, never missing an appointment, full of trust in me and the power of chiropractic, not being discouraged of deterred by the grandparents who didn’t understand chiropractic or the friends who told her it wouldn’t work. After the first two weeks he calmed down greatly and started to love being adjusted. It always made me laugh when I would walk into the room and he would grab my hands an place them on his neck. Kids are so smart, they just get it. A few weeks into care they came in for their appointment and the mom had a big smile on her face. She said, “Dr. Brie the coolest thing is happening. He is responding to sounds, even the sound of my voice.” That was a good day. Shortly after that she came in with an even bigger smile. becauase that morning he had sang, mumbled but sang, “wheels on the bus” to her. That was an even better day!
Everyday my passion grows more and more while meeting extraordinary families. I take a lot of pride in making my patients feel that they can count on me no matter what opportunities or struggles they are facing. Don’t give up hope. Don’t give up on yourself or settle for anything less than your potential. Come in and let’s talk!