I have posted in this forum before but not on the roll call so here goes...
I am Jackie, sahm/homeschooling to 3 kiddos. Alex is almost 6 and for awhile I was in denial about what was "different" about him, many of my family and friends picked up on something not being right with him, so did I but hearing it all the time made me more in denial kwim? Finally I got him evaluated when it came to the point that I had no choice but to realize that he isn't just a bit more hyper than other kids. His ped said he is definitly ADHD (emphasis on the HD) and probably bipolar, with the possiblity this is behavioral problems with a medical cause. From some of the things ds has said the doc thinks he might be having migraines or seizure like activity in the brain. We will be seeing a neuro soon to rule that out. If that comes back normal then the next step is a physch eval. and bloodwork to rule out anything else. He has some sensory issues also so we are working on diet changes to see if this is food allergy related.
I have wondered about him since he was 3, now I'm sorry I waited so long, he could have gotten help sooner. Anyway..now it's become a worry about the safety of himself and my other kids so this needs to be checked out.
My 2.5 year old dd Daria is "normal" except for her eczema and lactose intolerance which are nothing compaired to trying to deal with my son!
My baby Eliza will be a year old this month and is "normal" as far as we can tell at this age. She does seem to have "flat head" syndrome, I will speak to her doc about that one. We tried our best but she would never sleep in any other position and moving her after she fell asleep would always wake her up only to have her go back to sleep in the same spot.
There is a very strong family history of depression, ADHD and bipolar disorder on my mom's side of the family, everyone that has kids has at least one if not more than one child with at minimum depression and then there are the ones of us with worse issues.
My dh I have wondered alot if he doesn't have add (not the hyperactive, just the serious attention deficit and fidget issues, he can't sit still) so there is that family history also. Every day I just pray for patience and that my ds is the only one that is affected. I have patience but I'm not sure how much I could take if more than one of my kids has a disorder. I
to you all that have more than one SN child!!
I have chemical sensativities and some allergy induced asthma attacks. If I avoid my triggers I'm fine, it's just harder to avoid them in public or if we visit people. At home I'm ok because we made it 'safe'.