Was anyone's husband opposed to or reluctant about having your child evaluated?
This is going to be long, I apologize in advance.
My 28 month old started regressing at around 18 months old(my family even noticed and were constantly saying things about it)...In March we started with our states first steps program, to have her evaluated, etc...My husband was pissed at me then because he told me I was over reacting, that she was fine, blah, blah, blah.
She exhibits a lot of the "Symptoms"....Some of them I listed below...
Lines and stacks things obsessively
wont eat certain textures (grainy or gritty)
does not participate in any kind of imaginative play
when she's excited she will will turn in circles, shake her head from side to side, clap, laugh really loudly, squeel, look out of the side of her eyes, flap her hands, do a little "dance", and if she is sitting on the couch she will slam her back and head into the cushion over and over.
She rarely makes eye contact
if she is sitting and playing (which is usually stacking and lining things up) she zones out, she will not respond to her name, even if you shout it, or any other kind of outside stimulation, you can even nudge her and she won't respond.
Any object she picks up, she will first put it to her mouth and "feel" the object with her mouth. If she doesn't like how it feels she will immediately throw it down.
Anything that will shatter (glass, ceramic) she will throw on the floor just to watch it shatter into a million pieces
She doesn't use sentences, she does use some words but wont say things like, "Want my cup" or "Im hungry" if she wants something to eat she goes to the pantry, gets out whatever it is she wants and brings it to me and places it in my hands and stares at me. If her cup is empty she will bring it to me and place it in my hands, instead of saying she's thirsty.
She isn't at all interested in playing with other children, she prefers to sit by herself and play.
From the time she wakes up, until the time she goes to sleep she is one big ball of energy, has to CONSTANTLY be doing something.
I've recently started to give her 2MGs of melatonin every night because she was going to sleep, then waking up 2 hours later, wide awake and ready to play...this went on for over a month before I tried the melatonin. She would go to sleep at 10 or 11 PM, wake up at 2am and be ready to play, not going back to sleep until 7 or 8 am.
In the 2 evaluations she has had so far she is showing delays in all areas. The pediatric psychologist wants her to have a couple months of occupational therapy and speech therapy before she does the 3 part autism evaluation on her.
Any time I even mention the word "Autism" around my husband he gets pissed off and his dumb ass mother isn't helping. She told him that he was like that as a child, so now he thinks this is all fucking normal and not a big deal.
So last night I was looking at some youtube videos of Autistic kids stimming...He got pissed off and told me, "You just want her to be autistic, so you can feel special!" yeah, I almost punched him in the fucking face because I LOVE (sarcasm) the fact that my 2 year old won't sit still, doesn't speak, has horrible sleep patterns and destroys everything in her path. Then he goes on and on about how Autism is over diagnosed and threw out some statistics...To which I pointed out that Autism in GIRLS is actually believed to be under-diagnosed, the ratio Boy:Girls is 5 to 1, he shut up really quickly.
So, this is partly a vent about my husband getting on my damn nerves and I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced anything similar with their husbands?
If you read all of the above, thank you! lol.