In need of any information/advice please (new member) long UPDATE
Today I took my DS 6 yr. old to the dr. to check if he is developing normally since his kindergarten teacher has been noticing he can't communicate well or socializes well either and more He is going to have to repeat kindergarten this year :(.He then stated that he wouldn't be surprised if my DS had autism. I felt like my whole body just heavy. His Dr. stated that there is not much he could do for that and that i was pretty much on my own. To research on the internet more info on autism and he gave me a questionaire to answer to see how many symptoms he has of autism. I filled it out there are a lot of signs that he does have it. A little background story He lost his speech at age 2-2 1/2 yrs. I brushed it off cause him being my first born I thought maybe it's normal. My DH & I had feelings all this time but his dr. always said he doubted that there was anything wrong. I trusted the DR. Now I feel horrible for missing the signs regardless of the dr. saying he doubted it until today 4 yrs. later. I feel like a failure, I don't know what to do, Where to go to get him help, overwhelmed , sad just everything imaginable. I dont know even where to start to get him help or anything? I researched the internet and needless to say it's overwhelming & didn't get anywhere with that. Any information, advice would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you in Advance!
Well I was looking pretty much day & night & made an appt with a different doctor. we are switching drs. They sounded really nice & understanding when I told them what had happend with the other dr. & gave me an appt. for tomorrow! I am happy because they seemed like someone really listened to me finally after all these years. So they are going to see him tomorrow & give us a second opinion then reffer us in the right direction. hopefully this dr. is right for my family & i won't have to go searching for another.
I want to thank each and everyone of you mommys that took the time to help me out with any information they had about this & pointed me to the right direction when my Dr. judt gave me and my child the cold shoulder... I know it is a long road ahead but I am a little hopeful now that We will most likely finally get the help we need for my DS. Although I'm still going through a lot of emotions & since I really don't have anyone to talk to about this you guys really made me feel a little at ease. It is really comforting to know I am not the only one going through this. We don't know of anyone that has gone through this personally.
Thank you fro mthe bottom of my heart =)