Sarah - posted on 03/03/2012 ( 148 moms have responded )
When my son was born he was the most laid back baby out of his siblings.(he has an older brother and older sister 7 and 3) He started walking at 8 months old and seemed to be meeting all his milestones! He was so quiet and laid back just really sat back and observed life and his surroundings. He had his first ear infection at 6 months old and it went away after antibiotics. Then at aboutt 10 months old he got anther one that never went away. He fought ear infections for literally the next 3 months! He lost his speech, not entirely he had learned momma and dadda and dog but never learned new words until way after he got his tubes. I had to switch peds just to get the tubes put in. I figured after his tubes he would start to livin up a bit and talk more. Only he didn't his speech was slurred and it was hard to understand him say momma and dadda which was clear as day before he got the the ear infections. He's almost 2 and is still very difficult to understand. A few months back I started noticing he does alot of repetive things. He'll play with the doors open and closing for the longest time. He'll play with the light switches if he can get a chair to push up the them. I started volunteering at my daughters headstart and he wouldn't interact with the kids he was always playing by himself. When we go to the park all he wants to do is slide. He doesn't really play with his toys, the only one he'll play with is his ball. He has sat in the living room for 3 hours and rolled a ball up against the door so that it bounces back to him and its over and over. I've tried to take it away from him and redirect him to playing with his siblings but he just throws himself in the floor and cries for hours seems like! Here lately he's gotten to where he doesn't like to wear clothes even out in public. He has tried taking his shirts of numerous times in public. He fights me getting him dressed and then there are days that he just will not let me take that shirt off! Water makes him the happiest. He could play in the bath tub full of water all day if I let him. He loves to play with my hair but in all honesty I thought it was just at night when he was tired and wanting to go to sleep. If my hair is in a ponytail he wants it down so he can play with it and go to sleep. It started out just being when he's tired, but yesterday at walmart was insane! He threw the biggest fit wanting my hair down i fought him the whole time I was there which was 2 hours b/c i was having to stop and calm him down. He loves to put ramdom stuff in the basket but also wants to throw stuff out. Anything out of sorts makes him go into a "fit" Apples mixed with oranges at the store drives him nuts and he has to remove them. ( that also just started) these last 2 days has been hell and i've been in tears both days. If I'm holding him and my hair is in a ponytail its a fight he wants it down! And its not b/c he's tired. I fight him getting him in his carseat,he has to help me buckle him in if he agrees to let you put him in. He's now obsessed with certain shows yo gabba gabba and team umzoomi. If its not on tv he throwing a fit. If he's throwing a fit over random stuff that's the only thing other than the bath tub that will calm him down. Other wise he's screaming in the floor. I understand that some of this may just be terrible 2's but to me most of its not. He was so laid back and relaxed before his infections and now he just seems so out of sorts. The other thing that jolted me was I was using my oven and I have had locks on my fridge and microwave and oven and he's managed to figure all the locks out or breaks them. He loves to open and close th fridge and watch the lights go on and off. He likes the beeps the microwave makes and has put stuff in there and turned it on. My oven was set at 400 degrees and he pulls down the oven door and says hot then proceeds to climb on the door, which was hot! If it wasn't for him having jeans on it would have burnt up his knees. Its like it didn't phase him at all! I don't know what to do or where to turn! I hear that drs don't wanna have your kids tested and its a fight to get the kids tested! How do I convence the drs to test him? Do you think based on what all i've told you that he mimics autism? Sorry this is so long!! Thanks to all who read and respond back! Such a blessing to have a group like this! Thank you again!