I've been on P.org for several years now, since my m/c in '06.
I had a baby boy in Jan 09 (Daniel) and he is not the average 2, almost 3 year old.
Since before he turned 1 I knew he was different. My mom and I have both been saying it.
I had displayed my concerns with the doc (GP) who said, "that is odd, but I wouldn't worry about it". Then when he wasn't talking still at almost 18 months old, she still said "give him time" :confused:
He stopped eating solid foods for several months and would only take milk. But since he wasn't losing any weight, the GP said "some kids go through food strikes and as long as he's gaining weight and not dropping........"
Finally, after we moved back home (we were living 6 hours away for a while) I got the ped to agree to have him evaluated for communication and fine motor skills delays. The evaluation took place through a state mandated program called Early Childhood Intervention. He was delayed in 2 or more areas of the evaluation and that qualified us for in home learning assistance. He has a teacher come into our home 2x (min) each month for occupational therapy and 2x (min) each month his speech pathologist comes in.
He's been receiving this assistance since beginning of October and already he is making progress with communication. However, he is experiencing social regressions and cognitive delays that he was NOT going through before. He does, however, have a new baby sister (12weeks old) and she may play a part in his meltdowns.
His speech pathologist was over on Monday and she mentioned that she thinks he might have Aspergers. This does not surprise me at all and I'm thankful that someone besides me and my mom see it now.
My nephew has a diagnosis of PDD-NOS that he got 4 years ago and he's doing pretty good now.
I am working towards a diagnosis for Daniel. This is gonna be tough for me because of DH and his family.
Both the boys have "issues". DS#1 I am pushing for ADD eval but DH thinks he just needs a tutor. DS#2 DH even admits has days where he is "normal" and days where he is ... well where he isn't normal. And yet, he thinks there is nothing wrong with him, he's just a little "sh*t" sometimes. Does things for attention, etc.
DH's family is not supportive at all with some things like this. They don't think that they have anything different about them "Not MY babies" says MIL. She wants to believe they are angels even when they walk all over her. DD (12 weeks) is exclusively breast fed and she doesn't poop when I have the slightest amount of any dairy product. She is HIGHLY sensitive and DH's family is asking "How do you know that? Have you talked to the doctor about it? You can still have a little bit of milk" His uncle has the nerve to act like they don't have to alter Thanksgiving dinner at all just cause I say that she's allergic to milk since the doctor hasn't confirmed it. IDIOT!
Anyway, got off on a tangent there. Sorry.
Needeless to say, I'm gonna need a lot of support and prayer very soon. :confused:
Thanks for reading my story.