Don't worry about DS2. That all sounds normal and it's far too young to think about that. God my DD2 lives for shoes.
Seeking an opinion doesn't mean he has it. You're just following up a suggestion.
Not following this up doesn't mean he doesn't have it.
If he does have it he just interacts and learns differently. A diagnosis doesn't change him. He will still be the exact same sweet boy. You will just learn how to better interact with him.
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09-10-2015 07:25 #51
09-10-2015 07:35 #52
I know I am just so stressed about everything and I. Haven't stopped crying all morning
09-10-2015 07:56 #53Senior Member
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It's a lot of info to take in. I have had a thought - you mentioned your 4yo sees a psych? Maybe speak to them about the daycare concerns? Since they have been working with your DS they might also have an insight.
Also, please do not feel like you have failed or done anything wrong. You are a fabulous mother who would do anything for her kids.
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09-10-2015 08:08 #54
Having a 4 year old with ASD myself, I am happy to chat anytime or answer questions, via PM if you like?
Considering it has taken this long for anyone to mention that there are signs of concern, chances are he is on the milder end of the spectrum (that is *if* he has ASD).
The hardest thing for me was going through the diagnosis process. The reality hit me like 10 tonne of bricks. I had a few days where I cried my eyeballs out. Then I dusted myself off and accepted it. By the time the diagnosis was confirmed in writing, I was okay and there were no tears.
As previous posters have suggested, get an appointment with your GP to get the ball rolling. Paeds unfortunately can take a while to get into, just be prepared for that.
I can see why you're so upset, as this has really hit you out of the blue.
09-10-2015 08:19 #55
I second the idea of speaking to your son's psych and see what her thoughts are. Especially if she knows him well. We went through a public multidisciplinary clinic in VIC for my DD's diagnosis - we were lucky as the wait wasn't long and the assessment was done relatively quickly as all of the professionals were in the one place. Perhaps ask your GP if there is something similar on offer where you are? It's a really horrible feeling when you are thinking "what if" and analyzing all your kids are doing/saying to see if it's "normal".....big hugs.
09-10-2015 08:33 #56
Thanks again, I have booked in to see GP this morning and I have also booked an appointment with my early childhood health centre for DS2.
I can't even think straight. I really wish DH wasn't working today.
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09-10-2015 09:33 #57
These were also mentioned:
Children’s Development Unit, Children’s Hospital at Westmead
Cnr Hawkesbury Rd & Hainsworth St
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: (02) 9845 2395
Parramatta Early Childhood Assessment Team
Level 3, 93 George Street
Parramatta NSW 2150
Phone: (02) 9891 7200
Tumbatin Developmental Assessment Clinic
Sydney Children’s Hospital
Cnr Avoca & Barker Streets
Randwick NSW 2031
Phone: (02) 9382 8189
09-10-2015 09:35 #58
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09-10-2015 12:21 #59
I'm so sorry you are having such a hard time. I have found my local council to be a fantastic asset. I'm not sure if all councils are the same but mine has a family support worker that you can self refer to. Then they can put you in touch with local therapists that might be of benefit. They also run special family sessions on a whole range of things, including behavior, nutrition etc. get in touch as you might be able to get in today. I think I've also mentioned in your last post about utilizing your maternal health nurse, even for a chat. There are so many resources, you are not alone.
Parenting is so flipping hard, it's so hard to know what is "normal" behavior. You're doing all the right things
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09-10-2015 15:31 #60
Thanks for all the support everyone
Today has been very hectic and stressful but I went to see my GP, she said from what she ca see of DS1 whilst in her office, he's not showing any worrying signs. She said from the things I told her about DS and his issues we are trying to sort out, and what the daycare said, it's not flagging anything for ASD in her opinion. She said its more along the lines of anxiety which is also what our psych said.
Then I took ds2 to the CHN and she said again that she can't see any warning signs in him for ASD but she does think he has a few developmental delays, so she's given me these questionnaires to fill out and I'll drop them back next week and we have a follow up appointment the week after.
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