I would like to start by saying today was an emotional day for me so I hope everyone can be sensitive to that when responding. I know that her condition is not as serious as many of your children's conditions, and I am thankful for that, but I would like to ask any support you all can offer.
I have a 13 month old who was referred to EI by her pediatrician. At today's evaluation she scored a 61 in language (77 is passing), 69 in gross motor and 70 in self care. She is not yet talking or walking. She can pull herself to stand. She used to say mama but for some reason stopped and no longer makes sounds like da, ca, ba etc. She is only grunting, growling, laughing or squealing. Also, she has metatarsus abductus and is getting reverse last shoes to correct it. Does anyone have experience with reverse last shoes? I am ordering them from a orthopedic shoe maker locally, but has anyone found any online for order to the US?
Personally, I'm ashamed to admit that I am ashamed and sad. How can I explain to my parents that she is delayed but going to be okay hopefully? People always ask can she talk or walk and I say no and the looks of pity they give us are heartbreaking. My dad actually asked me one day, "Well what did YOU do to her? She should be talking by now." And for some reason I feel guilty that she is behind, even though I know that this is irrational, I cannot help feeling it.
Anyway just looking for some support. Thank you all in advance for your wisdom.