Does this sound familiar ??
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|Sun, 06-29-2003 - 10:30am|
My 21 month old daughter is still in the process of being diagnosed. She has already beed diagnosed with sensory intergration dysfunction and a speech delay. One of the other possibilties is PDD,which we are awaiting more evaluations and doctors apts. for.
When she is in an enviroment where she feels secure she is for the most part pretty easy going. She does have a pretty bad seperation issue still and certainly won't let most people into her personal space. I can hug her as long as it's not to tight. She will smile and wave at most anyone out in public, as long as they don't get to close. She has an older sister and brother who she follows around like a parrot. But recently has started to exhibit different behaviors. For example, yesterday we went to the grocery store and much to my dismay she kept laying on the floor. I should add that it was the brown specks of color on the floor she was obsessed with. She won't sit in a cart in the store, so the whole experience is difficult anyway and then she did this. She must have done it at least 5 times before I just got feed up picked her up screaming and crying and kept walking with her. This isn't the first time it happened either. The rest of the day she spent screaming holding my leg and we also had a 20 minute hand washing episode.
The other thing she does that has me concerned is that she seems to have a strong attachment to our neighbor. Now this is a person who we spend some time with but not enough to have a reactions as strong as hers. If she sees her she automaticaly waves bye bye to me and blows me a kiss and starts to scream if I don't leave. Our poor neighbor can't even move a step without my daughter screaming and grabbing onto her for dear life because she is afraid she will leave. The other day my daughter held her breath for so long because the neighbor had to go inside she started to turn blue.
Just wondering to any of you who have already been diagnosis, does this sound familar?
Concered mom, just trying to figure things out,