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    Well I had a really crappy nights sleep DH and I are both so stressed out. To top it all off after being told ds2 doesn't need surgery, we were now told he does, so i have so much ok my mind right now and my head feels like it's about to explode.

    So now my question is, please, does anyone in Sydney know who I can get DS in to see to be assessed? Give me the best paediatrician you know, or whoever. I want this sorted out ASAP and i just want to know either way so we can stop stressing

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    SA girl I think your GP is the first port of call when getting a referral to a paed.

    Sorry you are having such a sucky time

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    SAgirl I'm not 100% sure if he deals with ASD assessments but Dr Howard Chilton at POW Private was our pead when DS was born. He was fantastic, friendly and has written a book so quite well known in Syd. Might be worth a Google?

    In other news I have brothers who are 11 and 14 years younger then me. When they were young they were torturous. Tantrums, fixations, the whole lot. We never considered they had ASD based on this. However I do agree that others will see your child different to you will, especially since you are with him everyday. You become used to how they are and behave. The centre are not emotionally invested so will be more likely to notice something is up. You have answers for everything, but that doesn't mean they are the right answers. I can see how you're upset, but try and take one day a time. Worst case scenario your DS has ASD, but you will then have the tools to guide him smoothly through life rather then him struggling through it on his own feeling like no one gets him.

    Good luck OP

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    Big hugs to you with heaps going on. Be prepared that it's not a quick visit and getting a diagnosis is multiple appointments with different people. It's normally a pead, speachy, psyche, and OT will together make the diagnosis. Talk to your GP and tell them daycare has raised concerns with you and you would like to know. Hugs x

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    Thanks everyone. Now I'm crying. I just don't know how to handle any of this. Where is the manual for raising kids? 😢

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    Things are getting worse and worse for me right now. I am now thinking that ds2 shows signs of autism, like a LOT of signs 😢

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    Quote Originally Posted by SAgirl View Post
    Things are getting worse and worse for me right now. I am now thinking that ds2 shows signs of autism, like a LOT of signs 😢
    What signs? I almost cried when you said you were crying. I'm sorry you're so stressed SAgirl it's a very tough time 😞

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    Quote Originally Posted by heplusme View Post
    What signs? I almost cried when you said you were crying. I'm sorry you're so stressed SAgirl it's a very tough time 😞
    Also where are you in Sydney? I'm also in Syd if you need a coffee or a babysitter for a break. Pm me 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by heplusme View Post
    What signs? I almost cried when you said you were crying. I'm sorry you're so stressed SAgirl it's a very tough time 😞
    So many.

    He doesn't respond when I call his name - maybe once every 30 times

    He waves when asked or when DH goes to work but it says somewhere that they should do it on their own?

    He does have eye contact but I wouldn't say that much.

    He smiles all the time but it says in the check list something about smiling before anyone smiles at him first?

    He is really obsessed with shoes at the moment, it started about a week ago, he finds them and puts them on his hands and crawls around with them. He has been doing ALL DAY EVERY DAY for about a week now, every time he doesn't have a shoe, he will say 'shoe shoe' and will cry if I don't get him one or if he can't find one. He also picks up hair and will twiddle it around his fingers, he's been doing that for months. He sits and stares off into space and just plays with hair that he finds.

    He doesn't follow simple instructions unless I ask over and over again

    He is funny with food texture and doesn't walk (although I've been told he's hyper flexible and has low muscle tone so the texture thing is related to this)

    I can't even think what else now. My brain is numb and my heart feels broken.

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    Don't jump the gun SA girl, daycare have raised concerns and you are looking into it. It's good to look into it instead of ignoring as early intervention is key. Just focus on your 4 year old first xxx


 

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