Angela - posted on 02/21/2010 ( 48 moms have responded )
i have a 7yr old son who has several classic symptoms of asd- he was diagnosed with adhd last year and his teacher suggested that i get him checked out for aspergers. so i did. his paediatrician told me that he didnt have it- that aspergers was autism and did i want my child to have autism??? (his words) he said that my son was merely 'immature'. i let it drop- until repeated trips to the school for problem after problem, and his teacher telling me i should persue the condition made me seek a second opinion.
now we are in the midst of psychologist, speach pathologist, psychomatric testing and psychiatrist appointments....
i went to the school today for an update from my son's new teacher and she basically inferred that i want my son to be sick and that 'when the dr tells me there's nothing wrong with him- i should just accept that'
i felt about 1ft tall and so humiliated and embarrassed that this person could think i would put my son through all these tests because 'i want him to be sick'- at the same time; i was so ANGRY!!
my concern now is- should i just let it drop? am i putting my son through hoops for nothing?? his psychologist believes there are deficits and that this is worth investigating- but now im doubting myself and our decisions.
how many of you went through the same sort of thing- and am i right to persue this?