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Sep 30, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Emibug-RE: Aspergers
I just wanted to say that if you are concerned about Emily having Aspergers you should definitely mention it to the ped. I don't think the GI would be much help in that area other then maybe a referral to someone else. My oldest son Nick was recently diagnosed with Aspergers although I think I knew something was wrong with him since he was Emily's age. He too had horrendous tantrums. He could have a tantrum for 3 hours or more and when in that state he would be just lost to the outside world. Aspergers has a lot of tell tale signs that are hard to diagnose at her age. Mainly a lack of understanding of social cues, a lack of empathy, and a lack of sensory development. For example, when my son is playing with friends he just doesn't notice or cooperate when his friends are bored of playing something or they are mean to him. He just doesn't get it. Also, he can eat something and get it all over his face and hands and not notice it at all. I don't know how you can't sense that you are sticky but he can't. He will hit his brother and say he is sorry or cry about it but not because he feels bad but because we tell him it is wrong and punish for that kind of thing and he knows he doesn't want a punishment. He doesn't throw tantrums nearly as much anymore but he still gets so upset over things that to everyone else seem so minor and once upset he just can't seem to decompress very easily. School is hard now because he isn't making friends very easily. I also have a 7th grader in my carpool that has Aspergers and he is constantly saying things that just seem rude but to him he is just stating the facts. You can tell the other 7th grade boys in the carpool just think he is weird or a little off. I hope this helps some. I have been meaning to write to you since you posted since Emily's tantrums sound a lot like Nick's at that age. I still wouldn't discount the pain factor though.
Sep 30, 2008
engin117
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Did your son ever climb the fridge or climb up between 2 walls, or climb a door? Did he do things over and over again even though they hurt him?
Just curious if this is also a symptom.
I have a friend who just got her sons dx of this at 9 years old. They were happy to finally get a diagnosis. They do take things very literal.
Sep 30, 2008
molson1525
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
He was always pretty physically advanced so he could climb just about anything but he never did those things repetitively. But he constantly walked into doors and walls and when he was little he would bang his head on the floor when throwing a tantrum. We always had to restrain him or he would hurt himself.
Sep 30, 2008
slimfast13
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
My nephew is autistic, and his main sx was never showing emotion, like when he got hurt, there would be no tears or even a grimace. He would do head banging when he got overwhelmed or frustrated. He was tentatively dx at 2 years, though it's hard to do so until they're of "speaking" age and they don't communicate, which is why most of them don't get the help they need until at least 5 or 6.
Sep 30, 2008
engin117
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Thank you. Meggy runs into things over and over again like she doesn't see them. She does act hurt and scared though.
I am starting to consider her sight might not be up to par. I hope I am wrong.
Maybe what she is doing is normal for her age and I just don't know.
She managed to get the recliner open a few min. ago and then closed her head in it.

She seems okay. There is no visible damage. I will just keep an eye on her and make sure.

It seems everytime I turn around she is into something else more so than I remember other kids her age getting into when I taught preschool.

It is strange, sometimes she seems to feel physical pain and other times not.

Oct 01, 2008
emibug
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
thank you so much mary, you know i may just have to wait until she is a little older to actually get anywhere with this. She sounds a lot like nicholas. Although a lot could be her age as well. Ugh these tantrums will they ever end!??

it is so strange how many people on this board have had autism or aspergers touch their lives. I had never known anybody first hand with autism (i am by no means sheltered) and only recently heard of autism from my best friend, her nephew has it.

you know, right now that i think about it, i don't know if emily knows when she is sticky either. she can get stuff all over herself and when i go to wash her after lunch she screams. i thought it was a toddler thing but it could be something else. I'm sorry your son is having a hard time making friends. i know how it feels to be different and not make friends easily. I really hope things get easier for him.

thanks again mary
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