Couple Adopts Baby They're Told Might Never Walk, He Goes to School at 5 despite All Predictions
After doctors told a couple that their adopted son might never talk or walk again due to abuse as an infant, they fought to make sure he pulled through. Today he is five years old, walks, talks, and goes to school.
In February 2022, a mother identified as Hayley Munroe Blevins shared with Heartwarmingthings what was considered one of her most heartbreaking experiences. She spoke candidly about her adopted son and the difficulties he faced before she adopted him.
Since Heartwarmingthings shared the woman's story on YouTube, it has garnered almost a thousand views and some comments from touched netizens. Here are some details about Hayley Munroe Blevins and her adopted son.
Pictures of little Kain | Source: instagram.com/hbblevins || youtube.com/Heartwarmingthings
THE LITTLE BOY'S HISTORY
Munroe's son, Kain, was born to his biological parents in October 2016 on a Native American Reservation in Montana. When he was five months old, the little boy had an experience that landed him in the emergency room.
When the boy arrived, doctors revealed that he was bleeding on both sides of his brain, and both of his eyes had hemorrhaged, probably caused by abuse from either of his parents.
The toddler's condition was so severe that he was flown to Salt Lake City Children's Hospital for treatment. He underwent critical surgery and was eventually stabilized.
After he recovered, Kain was placed in the custody of his aunt, her children, and her boyfriend. Unfortunately, things would get worse for the child.
He was subjected to more abuse, and eventually, Kain's nine-year-old cousin could not stand it anymore and spoke up.
INSIDE KAIN'S JOURNEY TO RECOVERY
After enduring abuse at the hands of those supposed to care for him, little Kain received help and was placed in foster care at ten months.
A month later, Munroe and her husband adopted Kain. The couple treated their adopted son with so much love and care, even though people spoke negatively about his skin color. Not long after, the family started attending doctor's appointments.
They visited Denver Children's hospital, where Kain underwent various tests. After various examinations in the Non-accidental Brain Injury Care Clinic, it was revealed that the little boy was way behind for his age.
"We were told he may not walk, probably wouldn't be able to talk, and would probably have to be spoon-fed for the rest of his life," Munroe explained.
For the woman and her husband, it was one of their most heartbreaking experience. But, irrespective of the diagnosis, they did not give up. Instead, Munroe and her husband began speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy for Kain.
In addition, they had to visit the hospital for monitoring every three months. Initially, it was not the best experience for the family. To make matters worse, Kain had a weak immune system and often fell sick, but his parents were determined to give him the best.
HOW IS KAIN NOW?
They kept up with the therapy and treatment, and eventually, their efforts paid off. At 14 months, Kain began to crawl; at 15 months, he started saying little words; at 16 months, he could walk, and he could put words together at two years.
Despite the doctors' predictions, seeing their son pull through was an emotional experience for the couple, and things only got better. Today, Kain is five years old and goes to school. Munroe says he is not severely delayed in any area.
Although she and her husband are still worried about the future and the long-term impact of his childhood abuse, they would not have it any other way. They are optimistic that Kain will do great things.
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