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It's probably helpful to read my other thread "no communication" first though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
This is how responds or doesn't rather when you try talking to him. Sorry it sounds like I'm calling a puppy or something in the video. He does make some eye contact but it's always very briefly as if to say, "I see you" but that's it.<br><br><a href="http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y27/nicolejeansw/?action=view&current=MVI_2309.flv" target="_blank">http://s2.photobucket.com/albums/y27...t=MVI_2309.flv</a><br><br>
I realize this is a very brief video and hard even IMO to really distinguish anything "abnormal" but remember this is his behavior most of the time. I know in the video I'm only saying his name and that could be "boring" to him and not enough stimulation to want to look at me but he also does this when you're smiling, laughing, etc. at him.
 

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I wathced the video but don't really have anything to add to what the mamas said in the other post. I see that he makes eye contact but can not maintain it, and he is not acknowledging when his name is called, which researchers are discovering is one way of predicting a future autism diagnosis. I agree with all the other mamas, you need to stick to your guns with the dr, they don't have to agree with you, all they need to do is give you the referral to a developmental ped who is a specialist in this area. I would also pursue a hearing test and EI services.<br>
FWIW, if you have concerns about autism, I would delay vaxing at this point. I don't mean to cause controversy on your thread, but if I knew then what I know now, I think my own son would be in better shape. You can go to the Vaxing forum and get support and info for the state you live in regarding waivers and whatnot. I hope you get some answers soon.<br><br>
Namaste,<br><br>
Michelle<br><br>
PS..... he's a gorgeous baby!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wathced the video but don't really have anything to add to what the mamas said in the other post. I see that he makes eye contact but can not maintain it, and he is not acknowledging when his name is called, which researchers are discovering is one way of predicting a future autism diagnosis. I agree with all the other mamas, you need to stick to your guns with the dr, they don't have to agree with you, all they need to do is give you the referral to a developmental ped who is a specialist in this area. I would also pursue a hearing test and EI services.<br>
FWIW, if you have concerns about autism, I would delay vaxing at this point. I don't mean to cause controversy on your thread, but if I knew then what I know now, I think my own son would be in better shape. You can go to the Vaxing forum and get support and info for the state you live in regarding waivers and whatnot. I hope you get some answers soon.<br><br>
Namaste,<br><br>
Michelle<br><br>
PS..... he's a gorgeous baby!!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"></div>
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He did have his 2 month shots but has not, and will not, have anymore. Thanks for your response! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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first of all DS thought it was HIM on the computer screen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
All I can say -- is trust your heart. If you think that something isn't right, then you need to follow up on it -- being as much of a B*&CH as necessary.<br><br>
what i didn't see in this or the other thread -- is -- how are his other milestones? how is he deleopeing otherwise?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">first of all DS thought it was HIM on the computer screen <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
All I can say -- is trust your heart. If you think that something isn't right, then you need to follow up on it -- being as much of a B*&CH as necessary.<br><br>
what i didn't see in this or the other thread -- is -- how are his other milestones? how is he deleopeing otherwise?</div>
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He seems to be meeting other milestones fine. He rolls both ways, just started sitting up in the last few weeks, grabs his feet, grabs toys, pushes up on his arms, etc...
 

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I watched the video, and felt compelled to respond because it was so familiar. I have <b>very</b> similar videos of my ds at that age...almost identical videos.<br><br>
You mentioned in your thread that your ds' ears are filled with fluid a lot. My ds' ears were too, until 20 months when we had the tubes put in (which it sounds like you are doing with your ds). After the tubes, he slowly awoke to *much* more of the world and communications around him. It has been a little over four months, and I must say it has been incredible. He does have other issues, so I am not saying it's 100% different now. But you would be able to see a distinct difference in a video.<br><br>
I guess I would just say, don't underestimate the degree to which the fluid might be influencing his experience with the world, and subsequently his interactions. The fluid dampens sound, and certain tones, such as your speaking voice, might be impossible to decipher for him-- so he decides to filter all that out. And since he isn't getting the benefit of the auditory stimulation, this may be impacting his investment in other interactions.<br><br>
I say, give it a couple months after the tubes, and then keep pursuing this if you continue to have concerns.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I watched the video, and felt compelled to respond because it was so familiar. I have <b>very</b> similar videos of my ds at that age...almost identical videos.<br><br>
You mentioned in your thread that your ds' ears are filled with fluid a lot. My ds' ears were too, until 20 months when we had the tubes put in (which it sounds like you are doing with your ds). After the tubes, he slowly awoke to *much* more of the world and communications around him. It has been a little over four months, and I must say it has been incredible. He does have other issues, so I am not saying it's 100% different now. But you would be able to see a distinct difference in a video.<br><br>
I guess I would just say, don't underestimate the degree to which the fluid might be influencing his experience with the world, and subsequently his interactions. The fluid dampens sound, and certain tones, such as your speaking voice, might be impossible to decipher for him-- so he decides to filter all that out. And since he isn't getting the benefit of the auditory stimulation, this may be impacting his investment in other interactions.<br><br>
I say, give it a couple months after the tubes, and then keep pursuing this if you continue to have concerns.</div>
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Thanks for responding. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I really hope the tubes will solve the problem.
 
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