Even the doctors tried to paint a bleak picture. A picture of a child who might noy even make it to term, might not speak, might not be able read, and might have severe intellectual disabilities.
So now the new dreams are remarkably close to the original dreams we gave up on. For the last two years Ben has been playing T-ball with his typical classmates. This year those classmates moved up to coach pitch baseball. We were on the fence trying to decide if we should allow Ben to try to play with his classmates or play another year of t- ball. Looking back I don't know why even trying seemed so scary. We signed him up for t-ball.