Hi, everyone! I have posted about my son on here before, but I thought I'd share his whole back story as well.
Okay - Gavin was born on his due date in January 2001. He was an emergency C-Section (breech) but no concerns after his brith. At 6 months old he was diagnosed with asthma and was in and out of the hospital for asthma related issues for the next 5 years (never anything MAJOR-just flare ups, croup, pnemonia). He started walking at 19 months old. He sat up by himself at 10months old. He wasn't potty trained until he was 4 years old, but could operate and progrm the home computer by age 21/2. He started talking at 2 years old and had major speech delays. he was in speech therapy from age 4 to 12 (he graduated from speech therapy LAST YEAR! Go, Gav!). At age 6 he was dx with ADHD. I resisted putting him on meds until school became a war...he would lick the walls, other students, take off his clothes-down to his underpants-tear up books and papers and sit ON his desk. I finally agreed to ADHD meds at 7 years old. I always had a feeling that Gavin was "different". He speaks like an adult (the words and phrases he uses), he doesn't have a friend in the world, but doesn't seem too concerned with it. He can fix anything related to electronics, wheter it be setting up WIFI, setting up our cable, fixing the computer, programming Windows on our new computer (true story) OR -my favorite- when he was 11 yrs old in the 5th grade, he taught all 4 of the 3rd grade teachers how to do a powerpoint presentation. They literally took my son in a room, sat the teachers down and had Gav show them how to do this. That was a proud mommy moment. :)
SOOOO....his school did an IQ test on Gav because his school pscycologist saw something "different" in Gavin. He tested 120. She told me I may want to rethink the whole "ADHD" thing because he sure was concentrating on that IQ test, her words. I took her advice, took him to a new therapist. The new therapist talked to Gav for about 20 minutes. Looked at me and said "momma, classic ASD." Open and shut, we have our dx!
I'm relieved because I have an answer for those times that my baby was so upset about seemingly nothing that he was pound his head on the wall until he was bruised. I have a REASON why he has no friends and other kids look at him like he's an alien. I have hope for his future and I LOVE my son.
That's his story, just felt like getting it all out there. :) Thanks for giving me a place to open up.