I'm hearing my 2 year old daughter has signs of autism...
My friend is a CNA and has worked with autisic clients. She says my daughter shows all the same signs that one of her clients showed at the same age. She turned 2 in July. She really is a hand full. I have an appointment on the 26th to ask about it.
She hasn't slept through the night since she was 4 months old. Not once. She is awake 3 times on a good night. Sometimes it's 8. I'm exhausted. I have a 9 yr old that does cyberschool and she has really interfered with our progress. It's things like screaming for the pen he has or needing to write on the exact paper he is. The screaming, oh the screaming. I can't even take her to the mall because she yells to get out of the stroller. I take her for a walk outside and she does the same. I'm constantly having to entertain her. She doesn't play long independently. She runs often and telling her to stop or to come back doesn't phase her one bit. If I try to hold her hand she drops to the floor and screams no. It's just hard to explain. My son was VERY hyper as a toddler and this isn't the same. She's very moody. I just don't know what to think. We were at a birthday party the other weekend and no other kids acted like her.
I think she has sleep apnea so that's my main question when I see the Dr. She was exhaling loudly one night and I got to counting the seconds in between exhales for some dumb reason. Well they were all 4 seconds apart and then when I counted to 7 for another one, she woke up and screamed instead of exhaling. Maybe her behavior is from her not resting enough. She whines to lay down about 6 times before she actually takes a nap. She always insists on getting back up to play. She naps about 1 hr a day at 4pm. So it's a long crabby day.