People magazine is exclusively reporting some sad news for the Laurita family. Jaqueline’s adorable son Nicholas has been diagnosed with autism. The article states that around 18 months Nicholas began regressing in his speech and motor skills. This set off a red flag for me, as I have a family member who had a serious reaction to the DPT shot at 18 months. I am firmly on board with all the “crazy people” who believe that the DPT shot causes autism. I know most of you will argue with me. But “something” happens to make a child who is progressing normally to regress at 18 months. We give way too many vaccines in this country. Okay, I’ll get off my soap box now.
Jaq was going through the doctors visits and diagnosis during the filming of season four. I’m sure this contributed to her emotional state during the season. Jaq told People magazine that she is concerned about Nicholas’ ability to be independent when he is older. Chris said the diagnosis was difficult to accept. Jaq is reading everything she can in order to find ways to help her son. Best wishes from Tamara Tattles to the Laurita family.
Note: Though I usually do not moderate comments, I will delete any negative comments about children. This is not the appropriate story to express ill will toward the Laurita family. Behave.