Nicole - posted on 08/16/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )
My daughter is twenty two months old, her father and i have known for a while there was something just a little off. Her speech started normally, then slowed and became delayed. As she got older we noticed she was doing a lot of rocking, hand twisting, arm flapping. Her behaviors were always a lil off of what her brothers were at her age. We just thought she's not him and to each child their own personality, she just wants to stay a baby. Lately shes been eating dirt, bubbles, toothpaste, she's always had GI issues. Then at her 18 mos check up after everyone telling us there was nothing wrong, it's all in our heads and even early intervention telling us she was fien her physician did an autism screening and tells me theres a possibility, shell retest in 6 mos. Well I couldnt sit around and wonder for 6 mos I needed to know, her dad needed to know. Better to know and face it head on than to sit and wonder. Meanwhile were still hearing were crazy, its in our heads, were making more out of things than is really there. I've been questioning that alot lately, am i? She was tested last week and dx with aspergers syndrome. My mother, though i love her, she continues to make me feel crazy. She doesnt think thats what it is, she doesnt think it sounds like her. We had a specialist test her and she still refuses to believe. I've been having a really hard time with insurance and finding wrap around therapy for her. Any suggestions on those two things would be helpful. And now when im having a down a moment she acts like i have no right. Like i have no worries or right to be upset or worried or stressed. I'm doubting myself. Do I have a right to feel these things or am i not supposed to be feeling like this at moments? Am i wrong?