Our Hijacked Brains tells my family’s harrowing journey to discover that my son’s autism symptoms were caused by a little known infection that was transmitted by me during my pregnancy.
Sammy struggled from the beginning. Nothing came easy for him. He was hyper, silly, and unfocused. When he was younger, he had a few friends, terrible coordination, and difficulty in school. Eventually, he was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
After many years, we learned that he had a stealth infection. Once we had a diagnosis, it took many additional years of searching to find an effective treatment that would work to clear the infection. In the process, we learned that my entire family was impacted.