1) He hasn't eaten in 2 days. Cause - strep. Yeah poor guy. He got it from me. I wasn't expecting that. He looks great but was concerned cause he has a GREAT appetite usually.
2) I was concerned of autism. Yes, unrelated. I was concerned because I know one of the early signs of autism is violent outbursts and tantrums. That is actually the only symptom that I know of. But, my prayers were answered and after a series of questions from our pedi, he ruled out autism. He said my son shows a lot affection (when he wants to). He said he can follow instructions pretty well and he performs creative play and a lot of other things that didn't add up to autism. But we are going to keep an eye on his speech until his 15 month check up just in case because he used to say a few words that he somehow forgot to say and now the only word in his vocabulay is "mama." The doc may also refer me to a behavioral therapist for some things we can do at home since he is so "spirited" as pedi calls him. I had other words in mind. "Temper-mental" is the kind word. Jk