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Ds is going for his appointment with the developmental ped today. I don't know if that means we're getting a diagnosis or what. I'm excited and nervous! I hope ds doesn't freak out while we're there, the last time we went to see his regular ped he had a huge fit. Dd spent the night at grandma's so she won't be there to provide a distraction <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Good luck to you, and let us know how it goes!
 

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Well, that was fun <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Our ped's office gave us the wrong address, we went to 300, the office was at 3000 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I called and she said "no problem the doctor is running behind". Yeah, no kidding! We still waited for 40 minutes in the waiting room. But it was worth it, he was very thorough. He asked alot of questions about Aaron and our families. He did a small physical exam. He measured all of our head circumferences (conclusion: we all have larger than average heads) <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Aaron did FANTASTIC!! He didn't cry once! The doctor was great with him and I even caught Aaron smiling at him a little (a HUGE deal for this serious little boy!).<br>
So, the verdict. Ds is now labelled "Autism Spectrum Disorder". The doctor said it is so mild that he can't even label him PDD-NOS. He said we have to be even more generic. He said in a years time we could be looking at a totally different kid, but he wants him to receive the therapy (ST and OT). He said the best thing for ds right now would be to get him into a daycare for a few hours a day, just to interact with other children, which makes sense to us. Also, no more TV <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> We are also having a workup for any possible physical causes, as well as Fragile X (doc says that one is unlikely). I now have to figure out how to get a urine sample from my 2 year old <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
Overall, I'm really pleased with everything. I feel lighter *sigh* <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 
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