Carri - posted on 02/04/2011 ( 17 moms have responded )
I dont even know where to begin!!! Brian is our first kid and is 3 years old. he has been through so much in his life and is our lil trooper.. he was 37wks gestation and born with a cleft lip (no palate issues). He had neutropenia of childhood, and also suffers from a "floppy" Trachea and a narrow upper airway.
He has always be ahead of all the other kids.. so smart!! He knows his numbers up to 50, all his letters and sounds they make, he know his shapes, and all his colors. He memorizes things like instantly! and is a walking commercial (recites a million radio/tv commercials).He is our first kid so we dont know what is normal for language development... but his pedi asked how he is with other kids... He doesn't interact much but if he tries they dont play with him.. they come to me and ask if he is a baby..this is why... He has such a HUGE vocabulary but doesn't seem to use it. He can't answer any questions, can't tell how his day was, where he wants to go... he recites books we have read and will repeat his games to us.. but if you ask do you need to go potty .. his answer is " I dont need go potty".. then you take him over to the potty and he will pee like crazy (as if he held it for ever). He is potty training right now but can't find the words to tell us he needs to go. so we set out a potty for him and explained what he needs to do. now when he needs to go pee he just runs over and pees. wont tell us he needs to go or that he went. he can't draw anything beyond a squiggle. (we never thought it was an issue.. we just thought it was normal for 3 year olds... we didn't realize he was behind and suppose to already be able to carry on conversations.) Oh and if he gets playing something he gets soo wound up in it that he won't no there is a world around him.
They are doing a speech evaluation on the 14th.. and then an Autism "test".. I am a lil worried because my husbands cousin is very much autistic.. does it run in families? does my boy sound like anyone elses kid?
If you have more questions before giving an opinion on this PLEASE ask.I am sure I may have left out one or two things (very flustered about this). I am in need of so much support after all I have been through with my lil boy!