November 5, 2007 11:34am CST
Finally my daughter's son has a new appointment with a peditrician. After the fiasco in October she was told that they would have to wait until Dec. But the teachers and school councilers gave a list of behavior and achievement issues to my daugher and they all decided to fax the info to the doctor. So my grandson will finally have an evaluation late tomorrow. Now maybe they can get some answers and suggestions. From my observation it looks like he may have some form of autism. I know this will really devastate my daughter, but at least she will know for sure. I just hope that God will be with them and if the worst is true I hope He will give me the words of comfort for my daughter that she will need.
5 Nov 07
First of all Hugs to you... Then hugs to your daughter and grandson! I'm not familiar with your story however I recall reading about the appointment. What I do want to contribute to this discussion is that your daughter is not alone. It sounds like she's where I was at a few years ago! How old is your grandson? Autism has many forms. It has a great long spectrum and there are many different kinds of autism. Please inform your daughter that it's not the end of the world. If you suspect autism, it can take years to diagnose. Symptoms can also mask many other possibilities. My daughter is finally seeing a psychiatrist who has pinpointed a few of the behaviours we've been struggling with and given some possible answers. We still don't have a diagnosis but I know we are well on our way in the right direction! My daughter is 8yo. I've been struggling with doctors since she's 3! Wishing your grandson some cooperating and understanding professional in his near future and good luck tomorrow!
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5 Nov 07
Thank you for your kind words. My grandson is 5 and in kindergarten. I have suspected for a while that he may have a problem because he gets so internalized that you cant get through to him. Unfortunately they dont live near me so I dont get to see them much. I have done some research on autism and he does have some of the signs but like I told my daughter, we will wait until he is examined first. Hopefully she will then be able to take the information the doctor gives her and learn to find out as much as possible. Hopefully we will have more information late tomorrow. Knowledge is power is what I keep telling my daughter.