I HAD ASKED EVERYONE
(stuarts draft, va)
My daughter is 2 1/2yrs old. We have been to multiple pediatricians and specialists. Everyone always gave us the same answer 'she's growing fine, come back and see us in 6 mos.' The only diagnosis' we could get were hypotonia (low tone) and developmental delay. Of course, no one could tell us why there was a delay or where the low tone came from.
I have been so frustrated and ready to pull my hair out. My 2 year old can't walk or talk, if she eats anything other than 2nd stage baby foods or yogurt she gags until she vomits. She has severe meltdowns whenever we change tasks. I haven't known what to do with her.
One doctor suggested putting her with an Early Intervention group for her delay. After numerous rescheduled appointments, we were finally able to meet with the educators. The Occupational Therapist took one look at my daughter and the questionnaire and said she had a Sensory Processing Dysfunction. I'd never heard of such a thing and promptly went home to check it out.
I was in total shock. This was my daughter inside and out! Why after all this time had no one said this. FINALLY, a diagnosis and a starting ground to get some help. Unfortunately, Early Intervention can only work with my child until her 3rd birthday so we are very limited on time, but at least I have a diagnosis that I can take with me and find the help I need.