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My son 4 years is regressing, doctors uncertain, please help me.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 30, 2008
  • 00:43 PM

My 4 year old seemed to be developing normally. He was sensitive, kind, placid and certainly knew what was going on and would participate in conversations etc. He did suffer from ear infections early on in life but grommets but seemed to bring him out of his shell socially and he was very good at talking.

This year he suffered a seizure, and suddenly he is loosing speech skills, his ability to understand and participate in conversation. He also has difficulty getting to sleep and is now prone to aggressive outburst. An EEG, MRI, lumbar puncture and blood all came back normal. They were searching for a particular rare epilepsy type which they thought fitted really well except the EEG came back normal.

They have him on a waiting list to be checked for autism now, as the some symptoms sound like autism (but not alot I dont think). But if they knew him previously as friends and family knew him they would be shocked at his regression.:( Please can you help me as Im baffled at the huge change in this child, the doctors think he may have had autism all along, but NO-ONE who knew him before can believe this.

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