Trudie - posted on 09/22/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )
hi my name is trudie and i am one of those parents that has a 3 1/2 yr old little man that has issues. he can be such a beautiful boy and very affectionate when it suits him.
my son corey is going to the autistic clinic at the end of the mth for final assessment, all the specialists have said that he is high functioning autistic. my doc said adhd..i will wait and see after all tests are back with their diognosis.
A little back ground info about us in the last 6mths....
i had to leave my job to look after corey full time (i was a director of a child care centre and with corey being in my office ageat deal, signing up to 20 accident reports a day due to corey hurting other children and having none or little sleep each night,i really was not doing my job properly and it was not fair to everyone - especially corey. so i am at home now).
My 15yr old daughter has started dating and also started a part time job. and most recently
I have had 2 lots of surgury from Superficial spreading melanomas; one was a level 2 and another a level 1, all on the one leg.
so lots has been happening in my house hold.
corey has improved a great deal since being at home
- he sleeps 7hrs now (just the wrong time of the day 3am to 10am on a good day) he used to sleep 4hrs be up for 4hrs and sleep 4hrs like an infant. when awake full of energy and needing attention 24/7.
-he talks now - using sentences. 6mths ago was using one word at a time and even then nobody could understand him.
-his aggressive mood swings are becoming alittle better towards family members now.
-his diet is really bad - he smells and touches everything and majority of the time refuses to eat what i give him. doesn't eat meat, veggies, or fruit i have him on multi vitamins now that he actually will eat.
IS IT NORMAL FOR AUTISTIC CHILDREN TO - eat a whole packet of biscuits, a whole tub of yogurt....my son does everything either in 5's or all, 5 nuggets, 5 slices of bread and above.
thank you for listering - sorry if i sound perthetic - i am struggling, but i will get there.