Hello my name is Jessica and I'm the mother of a beautiful 2 year old girl named Haven. For the past year we have had issues with her sleeping and what we thought were night terrors. She would wake up and start these fits of blood curdling screams and crying, sometimes looking like she was having a seizure. They began getting more frequent and worse. We went to our pediatrician and talked to him about it. While in the office we had a meltdown, wether it was the car ride down (we live a rural area and takes 30 minutes to get to office) or what, the doctor talked to us about her possibly being autistic. We are being referred to a specialist which is scheduling out into the fall. We just suspected her meltdowns during the day were caused by terrible twos. They would be brought on by not getting her way or something not going as planned. We just suspected she was going through the terrible twos. Not everyday was like this. We would go days without any incident, both night and day. Her language, we felt was normal, making sentences and knowing site words then the next minute babble. She is so smart when it comes to everything else, loves children, loves to sing and dance and play pretend. Of course now that we were told this we see both sides of line with being autistic and not. I have searched the internet more times than not in the last few days since this suspected diagnosis has come to us. I was hoping and wondering if any mother has any advice or their child was similar to mine in the early stages leading to diagnosis. Thank you for your time.
on May. 3, 2014 at 2:05 AM