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I went to an appointment at the hospital yesterday with my 3-year-old son in regards to his behavior.
My health visitor suspects that he has ADHD but the pediatrician said he is still too young to be able to tell.
She thinks he is autistic which was a shock as that didn’t cross my mind, I had ADHD in my mind.
What I wanted to know was the initial assessment was yesterday and now she’s sent him to another doctor to confirm it and to see how severe it is.
Has anyone been to a second assessment where they been told nothing is wrong or does it mean he actually has autism?
I am so confused, does my son have autism?
I am hoping someone can help me.
He loves his routine and hates change but his behavior is just awful.
My son literally beats up his almost two-year-old sibling and I don’t let him near my newborn baby because I am afraid of what he will do.
I have to keep them all in separate rooms now because he’s started strangling my little girl.
He has a lady who comes to see us about his behavior, I think we just focused on that as it was so obvious and needed attention but nothing is working.
The little things that the hospital picked up on I didn’t even realize.
I feel so bad and feel like I have failed him.
But then she said she will send us to another doctor for confirmation of the diagnosis.
Does my son have autism or ADHD?
I am lost and frustrated and have no idea what is going to happen next.
Maybe if anyone has got a child that’s aggressive they could tell me how to deal with it.
They say to me when you know how to deal with his autism then his behavior will change but they didn’t tell me how I could deal with it?
Maybe some people would have some tips I could try.
I know every child is different but I am desperate and I just want to do everything I can to support my little boy.
Please help me ….
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