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  • Posted By: MrsB...
  • August 9, 2011
  • 10:55 PM

gave birth to twin sixteen months ago a boy and a girl. right from the start they were very different she would eat and sleep no bother while we had problems with his food and had to change it two or three times before he finally settled. then they were both thriving very happy babies but around his first birthday i noticed he wasnt taking notice of anyone really around him. now i see a big different he doesnt look at you he doesnt answer to his name being called and doesnt play games while she is doing all this she has a good few words he used to call mam, dad and nana now i must admit he wouldnt call them very often but now he doesnt at all. ive had his hearing checked and at the first speciallist check she said he had fluid in his ears and he was put on a strong antibiotic for seven days then when we returned 8 weeks later she said the fluid had shifted and he passed the hearing check, i was hoping to see a change but i didnt. also he has this really strange facial expression and sticks out his hand as if to point like a twitch or something when he get excited...he loves to be rubbed and hugged and always give his older brother who is 12 a kiss everytime he asks can some one please help this is killing me inside i need advice

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  • Well it does sound like your son has the early signs of Autism. However, I would seek out a Autistic Specialist in your area(not your regular doctor) and they can help you understand the regression in behavior. If he does have it, am truly sorry(my little cousin's daughter has it) but you are in luck becuase since my cousin was diagnoised 9 years ago there have been leaps and bounds of research done to help you and your family out. There is soooooooo many levels of Autism and a specialist will help determine that for you through behavior therapy. Don't be scared, please don't be scared.....there is a huge network of parents out there in your same shoes but the earlier you get this testing out of the way the better you will feel and the higher the success rate for your son. I hope this helps you in your journey to find some answers. -susan DSan Jose, CA
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