Michelle - posted on 11/02/2010 ( 52 moms have responded )
I am looking to you guys to see what I should be looking for/asking questions about.
Margaret is part of a group of surviving quadruplets. She weighted 1lb 9oz at birth and was 13 weeks early. She seemed to be talking well for awhile and then she stopped. Don't get me wrong. Margaret is VERY talkative! The problem I have is that all most everything she says she is either saying some thing she heard on TV, a phrase she heard, or labeling an object. She rarely answers a question you ask her. Her attention wonders all the time and you have to bring her back to focus on a task. She runs around the house most of the time (at least a couple of hours every day either screaming or signing at the top of her lungs). She does not sleep well. She will be up hours after I put her to bed and she does not like to (and will rarely) nap. She does not like to look at you when you talk to her. The closer you are the more she tries to avoid your graze. (I have over come these issues a bit by teaching her sign language). Margaret also LOVES to climb things but she has AWFUL balance and often falls down when she walks. She did not learn to walk until she was 30 months old. She also has a hard time staying off her tippie toes when she walks which also contributes to her balance issues.
I am just not sure what to make of her and neither do her therapists. Do you guys have any ideas and what I should be asking her doctors/therapists?