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Autism?

Posted by on Jul. 25, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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Autism?

 

 

So a couple of weeks ago, Adam expressed to me that he thinks our youngest, Andrew, could be Autistic. I really didn't think so, but Andrew had his 18 month well baby appointment coming up in a few days and I told Adam I would bring it up to the Dr. I let the Dr. know of his concerns and she gave us a questionnaire to fill out, which we did that night and then sent it off the following day. Today I received a call from Kaiser and the very nice lady let me know that Andrew did not pass the Autism part of the questionnaire and he is being referred to San Francisco to be evaluated by a specialist. She also told me that this does not mean that he is Autistic, just that he needs further testing. So how come I'm freaking out inside? On the outside I'm "no big deal, just needs further testing, he's fine," because I can't freak out, I'm The Mommy, the mommy can't freak out. But I am freaking out. I'm scared and I feel very lost on this. Deep breaths and crafting are the only things holding me together right now....

 

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ditsyjo
by Gold Member on Jul. 26, 2013 at 12:58 AM
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I hope every thing is ok with your little guy... but even if the further testing comes back that he is it's not going to change who he is...remember that.
SissyAnn141
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 1:12 AM

 

         Exactly, how old is your child ?

             Does your child walk , Flat like normal, or on tip-toes ?

             Can he or she communicate with you ?


 




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Ladiibleu
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 8:12 AM
My 3 year old was diagnosed at 10 months old with autism. He is very intelligent with autism their brain process either extremely fast and it takes time for the child to catch up. Or it just may be a slight developmental delay what are some things you've noticed that he does different from your other children and what type of symptoms have you noticed I may be able to help
myangels2
by Silver Member on Jul. 26, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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It's okay to freak out. The unknown is very scary!

Hang in there momma! (((hugs)))
Imjustinsmommy
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 9:21 AM

I think its ok to feel yoru freaking out... i understand they say " its no big deal" but it is..  bc anything they say to you about your kids  will worry you..  18 mos old is very young.. my 5 yo was thoguht to be on the spectrum too BUT he  isnt.. now its just delays.. many of us wouldnt do too great on paper either..   either way he will be ok.. my son still get the services he;d need if he was autistic..  

 what sorts of things  on the questionarie  is he not  passing? & the tippy toe thing.. that can pass. my son did that too & he stopped.. nobody corrected it.. some just do as  a phase..  my 18 month old didnt look at me when i called him  until  more recently & is isnt at all near the spectrum.. sit  tight & just let them look more into it 1st..

TheMommysLife
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 12:14 PM
He is 18 months old and he started out walking flat but about a month ago he started tip toe walking. He can communicate something's to us.
Quoting SissyAnn141:

 

         Exactly, how old is your child ?

             Does your child walk , Flat like normal, or on tip-toes ?

             Can he or she communicate with you ?

TheMommysLife
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 12:17 PM

 Thank you! That's the scary part, the not knowing.

Quoting myangels2:

It's okay to freak out. The unknown is very scary!

Hang in there momma! (((hugs)))

 

TheMommysLife
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 12:24 PM

 The biggest differences in him and my other children are that he doesn't like to be hugged or held, he doesn't wave bye bye. There are some words he would say and then he just stops saying them. He will scream and throw fits to the extreme. He likes to be alone to play. I didn't really think anything about it, I just thought it was his personality. My husband is the one who brought Autism. Part of the reason too, is because our son makes color patterns with his toys and or separates them by color.

Quoting Ladiibleu:

My 3 year old was diagnosed at 10 months old with autism. He is very intelligent with autism their brain process either extremely fast and it takes time for the child to catch up. Or it just may be a slight developmental delay what are some things you've noticed that he does different from your other children and what type of symptoms have you noticed I may be able to help

 

Flaca43
by Silver Member on Jul. 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM
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It's okay to feel scared. I would be freaking out too. Good luck with the testing. Sending positive energy to you both. & no matter what the outcome is...he is still the same awesome boy he has been!
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TheMommysLife
by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 12:28 PM
I don't know specifics as to what he isn't passing, she just called and said the questionnaire was broken up into two parts and that developmentally he is on track for his age but the part that was for Autism, he was not passing. It was kind of confusing, I think that's part of my anxiety. I'm suppose to be getting a call from the place in San Francisco soon, hopefully they can explain more to me.
Quoting Imjustinsmommy:

I think its ok to feel yoru freaking out... i understand they say " its no big deal" but it is..  bc anything they say to you about your kids  will worry you..  18 mos old is very young.. my 5 yo was thoguht to be on the spectrum too BUT he  isnt.. now its just delays.. many of us wouldnt do too great on paper either..   either way he will be ok.. my son still get the services he;d need if he was autistic..  

 what sorts of things  on the questionarie  is he not  passing? & the tippy toe thing.. that can pass. my son did that too & he stopped.. nobody corrected it.. some just do as  a phase..  my 18 month old didnt look at me when i called him  until  more recently & is isnt at all near the spectrum.. sit  tight & just let them look more into it 1st..

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