Shannon - posted on 12/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
My son was diagnosed this year with Asperger's, he also has Arnold Chiari Syndrome and had surgery this summer. I noticed there was something different about him when he was 2....he is VERY intelligent but had issues that were not "normal" for a two year old. Finally got the Aspie diagnosis this year, we have tried several different med's and it seems like his outbursts are worse and mainly directed towards his little sister who is 6...Tyler is 8. He also has to have meds to help him sleep at night....IS ANYONE ELSE HAVING THE SAME ISSUES??? I wonder sometimes is is just a VERY INTELLIGENT child who knows how to "work" me...I really don't feel that way but I am at my wits end. We go to therapy once a week for anger mangement and we are working on getting him to understand that there are rules and he will obey those rules or there will be consequences for his actions. He LOVES video games and that is is all time favorite thing to do. I homeschool him and his sister....he felt like everyone at school hated him and his teacher was trying to kill him....some told me that I should just send him to school anyway, but I felt like he genuinely felt this way...he was even hurting himself. Tyler also eats things that he shouldn't and chews on everything.....I am not sure that his meds are helping or making things worse...he is up one minute and down the next it seems. IS THERE ANYONE ELSE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING????? Please respond if so....I appreciate your input...Tyler is the only child that has this diagnosis in the small town that I live in ....thank you so much!