Originally Posted by sally79
I'm new to this so here goes.....
I am at my wits end with my 3 yr old son. He has always has "weird" wee ways since he was very small. He doesnt like being in places where there are lots of people or strange faces he doesnt know. if my daughter brings home any friends I end up having to ask them to leave as he doesnt like them in the house. He isnt interested in playing with other kids, much rathers being on his own. seems to ignore his grampa, uncle and dad when they talk to him. Has terrible tantrums if anyone closes a door- he then has to go and open it again and close it himself, that is jst a small eg.. it could be putting something in a bag etc etc. Hates getting his tshirt wet, that would make him crazy, have to take it off and get another. wont sit on a seat if there is as much as a tiny wee crumb on it. if you give him a biscuit that happened to be broken.....omg that would be the end of the world to him. He is up most nights till atleast 1am. He is also struggling with peeing in the toilet, he jst wont ask. happy to just stand and let it go, he used to be very good at using the toilet at home but wouldnt dream of peeing in anyone elses toilet he would have a huge tantrum if you tried to take him.
Sorry its a long post! that is just a small part of the issues he has..id never stop typing. I would really appreciate any advice, thanks for reading
My little Grandson was finally diagnosed with Autism at 5, however the signs were noticable at 6-months. Years were wasted on a Reputable Pediatrician who dismissed Autism. His parents, my children are Homeopathic (no Immunizations), however, she was induced with Petossin during his birth. By following the items below, this little boy has come a LONG way and continues to improve. As a matter of fact if you met him (now 6), you might thing he simply has a discipline problem.
He is like being on speed and still today, if it's not his way, it's the highway, just as one of the other responders suggested. :-) We have not resorted to Drugs yet ... just keep moving at a good pace tyring to recover our little one.
I wouldn't want to suggest your little one has Autism too. However, I can say that by what little you described your son's personality, you have good reason to look for answers/help.
A diagnosis might take perhaps a team of Dr's. However, I can suggest some things you may want to try. Some of these things will be a true test on your neves and pocket book, but they may prove to help you son tremendously.
1. Make an appointment with a DAN (Defeat Autism Now) Dr. These are Medical Dr's that specialize in Autism and the Spectrum. Check them out meticulously before signing up. Not all of them are what they say. It may take 6-months or longer before you can see a reputable one.
2. Immediately, change is his diet to EXCLUDE: Gluten/ Casien/ Sugar/ Aspartame/ Red Food Coloring/ MSG. Give him ONLY Antibiotic/Grass Fed Beef/ Free Range Chicken/ Organic Chicken Eggs/ NON Mercury fish. NO Soy ... it is hard to digest. Please , just give it a shot for 4-wks or so ... you may be astonished at the outcome. He may have very particular taste buds and will only eat certain items, but stand strong and do the best you can.
3. NO Immunizations until he is diagnosed with what ever and then ONLY on a Scheduled Basis
4. NO Antibiotics unless ABSOLUTELY necessary
5. NO drugs unless ABSOLUTELY necessary
6. NO occupational therapy until you have a diagnosis
7. Give him soaking baths that include 3-Cups of Epsom Salts
8. If you have access to a Hyperbaric Chamber ... do it
9. Take him for Chiropractic adjustments
11. to help him sleep, try using very heavy blankets to 'weight' him down ... see if he is comforted with being swaddled.
12. Encourage eye contact, but don't demand it
None of these suggested items can hurt your child. If he has Autism any or all of these suggestions might help him.
The most important thing to do is act as quickly as possible. The idea being to DeTox his little body of things that may be exaserbating his possible health issues. Pick up a Jenny McCarthy book ... she has written several on Autism and the Spectrum. I'm praying your little one is not on the spectrum. In the meantime you'll learn a lot about this terrible health issue.
My heart goes out to you. Love