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would u worry if it was your child?

Posted by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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My 3 y/o son, gavyn, has a speech delay. Developementally everything but speech and social interaction are delayed....his vocabulary is the same as a 15-17 mo....his baby brother (17 mo) is starting to surpass him in the speech department. Gav relies on signing to get his point across. He was in ECI until he was 3 but has never been tested for autism because doctor and ECI said that because he attemps to me social and shows affection that he can't have it....i don't believe he CAN'T have it because autism has such a large spectrum but i do see how they find it less likely.

Anyway! Back on topic! Gavyn has started getting hard knots on his head (we keep it shaved for summer). There is no spot in them like a bug bite but they are getting larger. The were NOT there yesterday and they worry me so we decided to see how they were in the morning and get him into the doc. Well he was sent to bed.....ok no biggy. My SO goes up to bed and gavyn is in our bed. SO tries to make him move to his bed. Gavyn starts screaming and crying convinced he (gavyn) was in his car bed not our bed. SO said he was so serious and so convinced he was in his car bed he tried climbing the wall. Finally SO got gavyn to come talk to me and now he's snoring.

I don't know what to do....i doubt i'll sleep! What would you do if your child was growing knots and convinced there were some place they weren't like this?
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gav-n-tys-mommy
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:20 PM

I would most definitely see a doctor, probably several different doctors until something was resolved!!! Good luck and keep us posted!!!

waremebaby
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:22 PM

I would take them to a doctor asap maybe even a specialist. good luck and I hope everything ends up okay for you and your little man

jessarendt22
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:22 PM

if it were me I would be taking him into pediatrician and if your pedi dosnt see anything wrong or isnt alerted Id go get a seconed opinion ! Best of luck!

doula-mom25
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:22 PM

I wouldn't worry about the speach yet he is still young...but the knotts....um is it like bumps or a knot like he fell and hit his head?? and my dd wakes up and doesn;t know whats going on too he could have been dreaming he was in the car...don't freak out but I would get the knots checked if you don't think he is getting them playing rough or hitting his head.

MrsBrit
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:23 PM

honestly- i'd take him to the ER. The knots may be an allergic reaction, and in kids it's not something to play with. As for the confusion- it could just be a deep sleep thing... idk. But I'd defiantly take him to the ER, if for nothing more than peace of mind.

AmyParent
by Amy on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:27 PM

Hey momma, I don't want to worry you but austim IS a possiblitiy and I would try very hard to get him tested - it's better to test and be wrong than not test and have lost valuable time.  Does he  recieve speech therapy? If not please look into it! Second, I would definitely have his knots looked out - that would really worry me!

dababiesdreams
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:35 PM
he was recieving ECI but at 3 their program ends....which was in may. He is set up to start speech through the local school district in august and is on a waiting list to start private speech therapy with the only speech pathologist in the county. Does anyone know of a website i could find autism testing centers on so i can find my nearest?

Quoting AmyParent:

Hey momma, I don't want to worry you but austim IS a possiblitiy and I would try very hard to get him tested - it's better to test and be wrong than not test and have lost valuable time.  Does he  recieve speech therapy? If not please look into it! Second, I would definitely have his knots looked out - that would really worry me!

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by Amy on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:45 PM


Quoting dababiesdreams:

he was recieving ECI but at 3 their program ends....which was in may. He is set up to start speech through the local school district in august and is on a waiting list to start private speech therapy with the only speech pathologist in the county. Does anyone know of a website i could find autism testing centers on so i can find my nearest?

Quoting AmyParent:

Hey momma, I don't want to worry you but austim IS a possiblitiy and I would try very hard to get him tested - it's better to test and be wrong than not test and have lost valuable time.  Does he  recieve speech therapy? If not please look into it! Second, I would definitely have his knots looked out - that would really worry me!

where do you live?

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dababiesdreams
by on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:47 PM
texas....an hour east on dallas
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Shy_Dia
by Silver Member on Jul. 12, 2010 at 11:54 PM

i wouldnt be worried about the speech delay... although that IS a worry.

the knots- has he fell recently? hit his head? anything to make the knots come? where are they at? are you sure that you never noticed them before?

the confusion about the bed thing- it might be in association with the knots, but then again- maybe he was in a deep sleep and really thought that he was in his car bed. where does he usually sleep? when he sleeps in your bed, has he ever said/expressed that he was in his car bed-- like before this incident? or is this the first time? when he usually wakes up in the middle of the night (for whatever reason- you waking him, or him waking himself), does he have that any type of confusion?

i'd definitely take him to the doctors tomorrow... and maybe get a CAT (?) scan in there... or whatever test to see his brain area.

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