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|Thu, 12-14-2006 - 10:57pm|
Hi, I'm Chrissy. I'm a 24 yr old SAHM of 3. DD is 7, in first grade, she has straight A's and is in the accelerated reading program. She is not why I'm here, obviously,lol. My 4 yr old ds, Hayden, and 19 month old ds Mason, are why I am here.
Hayden was recently dx with ASD, he has OCD issues(among several others,lol). He is in a developmental preschool, 4 afternoons a week, with pt, ot, and language therapy. Social stories are not working. He is obsessed with numbers, clocks, telephone poles, trains, etc. He stims a lot by running objects, like toys train tracks, across his eyes while making a clicking noise with his mouth. Can you say echoalia?! He also has eczema and asthma. His first 2 weeks of school were awful. Now he has flipped and he is great at school, but a monster at home, after he gets back from school especially. Latley, he has been telling people he will eat them when he is mad, or he wants his baby bro to melt. He has giant blue eyes with long lashes, and chubby baby hands. He breaks my heart on a daily basis.
Mason is following in big brothers footsteps. To young to give a dx, we go back to the neuro in 6 months for him. While he is much more social than Hayden, his fine and gross motor and speech are worse off. He is in pt, ot, and we are looking for a st. Lots of sensory issues. Walked at 18 months, never crawled. He has a 60% delay overall in speech. He bangs his head and scratches like crazy if he is undressed. My sweet baby.
I have been lurking for awhile. This was hard for me to post, I don't know why. Thanks for reading. -Chrissy