So, I’ve been withholding information. I just didn’t want to alarm anyone though. So please don’t let this worry you in any way, it’s really nothing to worry about.
Silas has been showing symptoms of something else going on for quite some time. I’m not going to use words like “autism” or “ADD” because I don’t want to suggest anything.
Anyway, we had our first drs appointment about it all yesterday. Firstly we need to make sure that his raging and quick temper isn’t because there’s something wrong with him like he can’t see out of one eye or has weird chemical imbalances. Then we need to look at the other things he does like spinning stuff all the time and lining his toys up…or his love of deep pressure and a little bit of pain.
All “symptoms” are rather mild. No he doesn’t sit and stare at things spinning all day with a glazed look on his face. He’s active and moves around enjoying many things that spin and he moves from one thing to the next. That and the fact that he never went through the pointing phase are two of his bigger symptoms…I guess the raging as well.
My doctor thought it, as well as his possible asthma, was worth a trip to the ped . He gave me a new perscription for my puffer as well as one for allergy induced asthma so SIlas will be ok if he has another attack before we go the the dr.
Anyway, it’s nothing too major. Just want to make sure the quirks that Silas has are actually his own personality and nothing else. I just feel like it’s my responsibility. We’ve always made jokes about Silas but a lot of my family notices things that perhaps are a bit weird. So we’re just going to make sure.
Jill works with kids like Silas and ones that are WAY more at risk all of the time. I know she has seen a lot of red flags in Silas by the way she asks questions about him. It was her who told me finally to get him to the dr to make sure there’s not something physical going on. I was the one who finally, after avoiding it this whole time, looked up the symptoms of autism. I had a mini freak out but the more I read the more I know Silas is and will be just fine.
If there is anything up I’m not going to drug him or anything. We’ll just get some early intervention happening. Some play therapy, diet change…etc. He’ll be fine. I’m not freaking out, his symptoms are really fairly mild. Just strong enough to be concerned.
In other news, Isaac said “nose” this morning.
Please no negative comments, ones downplaying my concern, ones telling me that ADD and Autism are over-diagnosed…etc. I just need support through this, I don’t need it downplayed and I already know most of the facts. Any other comments supporting me, telling me I’m beautiful or telling me you want to buy me a minivan are greatly and lovingly accepted. I might even caress some of those ones. Here’s some photos…