So, it looks like our little guy has the signs... and not just to us, but to a pediatrician specialist. I don't even know what to think. I do know that he's still our boy, and no matter what, we'll be there for him. It's still early and they still want to check his hearing and whatnot. Regardless, it's a bit of a hard pill to swallow. And out here, those kinds of tests take months to get done.
The thing is, he's getting worse. The tantrums have turned into complete meltdowns because he gets so easily overstimulated. It's so hard to tend to him while Spark is already miss Princess and needs attention all the time. I know next to nothing about raising a child with autism and I feel like I'm just the most inadequate mom ever :aak: I want to give Silas all the right kinds of attention he needs, but it's so overwhelming with both of them that almost every day I feel like breaking down and having a tantrum myself.
Does anyone have any good advice or links to places to read up on this? Does anyone know of other parents with multiples who have autism? Or parents of multiples where only ONE of them has autism? It's hard to find those needles in the haystack of the internet. Any other advice, or just words of comfort would be appreciated too... thanks.