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Old May 24th, 2013, 19:49 PM   11
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Sun, thank you for your response! Do your remember how your son was behaving when he was 4.5 month old by any chance? Was he able to engage in eye contact when playing with toys and was he smiling back at you - or did his smiling decrease?
At 4.5mo he was just getting head control, but didn't make much eye contact. When you say play with toys and smile back, do you mean like engaging/showing the toy to the parent? That doesn't happen until quite a bit later. Some of the skills you are looking for in your son are very advanced for a 4.5mo. Most kiddos your sons age are just starting to engage with people (smiling, eye contact) and just starting to try and grasp toys or bring them to their mouths. Some can roll at this age too. My son was flagged for early intervention at 11mo because of his gross motor skills (he couldn't roll, crawl or get himself into sitting until 13mo). Even though his eye contact wasn't there and he did not make a sound (no babbling or cooing) he wasn't flagged for that until later.

Kids are all very different and the docs need to give kids a chance to learn and grow at their own pace. Some do things early and others later. Your son seems like he is doing loads, but if you are always looking at it from the point of view of him not doing enough (or what google tells you other kids are doing) then you will always be stressed about it. Once they get to be toddlers it gets way worse

I know you are so worried now, but in a year or two when you look back you will wish you had just enjoyed him - all his little quirks, achievements and abilities. It really is amazing to watch them grow and learn - whenever it happens it is always a joy. My son is 3.5 now and he can do everything his classmates can. His speech is slower to come but he's only 3.5 and he will get there. And more importantly he is the most amazing little boy - smart, funny, and melts my heart. It doesn't matter if he didn't roll until 13mo. Worrying so much now will only stress you out and possibly even negatively affect how you relate to your son (if you're always googling, looking for red flags or judging what he's doing). Hugs to you x



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Old Dec 12th, 2014, 17:37 PM   12
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HI,

I am having the exact problems with my six month old girl..
Any update on how you guys are now would be great. I am from Montreal



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Old Dec 12th, 2014, 17:41 PM   13
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The op hasn't been on site for over 18 months. It is unlikely that you will get an update.

Perhaps you could start a new thread about your child and see what advice is there



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Old Dec 13th, 2014, 14:49 PM   14
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I am in England and things work differently over here, but I'm in a similar position. The only difference I already have a son with autism.

My daughter is a little older than yours and is 9 months tomorrow and she is currently on the at watch list here in the UK. We can't get referred to the paediatrician as she is to young and autism here doesn't get diagnosed until 2+, because children grow up so fast in the first few years of their life. I know how hard it is not to worry and not to compare your child to others, but I know a few 9 month olds who still choose not to sit but don't mind crawling. My daughter won't crawl, but is trying to stand and walk instead, where as my son wasn't walking until 18 months! Just keep an eye on you girl and inform health professionals of your concerns, but don't worry if they don't act yet as she is still young.

Also its more common, but not always the case, that if you have what a person describes as a good baby they are more likely to get diagnosed with autism. So if she still has colic and reflux may its more an intolerance to dairy.



 
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Old Dec 14th, 2014, 16:57 PM   15
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While some parents of children with autism could tell there was something different about their child from an early age, 4 months really is too early to assess or come to any conclusion about the matter.



 
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Old Dec 29th, 2014, 18:54 PM   16
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HI,

I am having the exact problems with my six month old girl..
Any update on how you guys are now would be great. I am from Montreal
Move out of Quebec is step 1. Go to Alberta, BC, Sask. Don't speak much English? Still go. Dead serious,. There are lots of French women here in Edmonton who can't speak English but came here for services.

No joke. There is a 2-3 years wait list for SEVERELY autistic children, let alone suspicions at a younger age.

My son was diagnosed in St-Hyacinthe as severely autistic by *private* clinic for $2000 in Dec. 2013, he is now almost 5 years old still on a "wait list" according to the CLSC, well, he's been getting treatment in Alberta for 6 months, it started shortly after we arrived.

That's all I can say about La Belle Province. Wonderful place to live when healthy and single with no kids. An absolute shithole for disabiltiies. Money for pasta language police but nothing for the disabled. C'est vrai.



 
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Old Jul 23rd, 2017, 22:30 PM   17
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Kristina76, did your son have autism?


I know this is an old thread. I am desperately seeking answers. Kristina76, I am hoping you come back to this thread. Your story is almost the exact same as mine. My son is 4.5 months old and doing nearly everything you mentioned in your post. He too had a choroid plexus cyst in his brain. Did your son have autism?



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Old Jul 23rd, 2017, 22:58 PM   18
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Look up the wonder weeks. I often saw slight regression before the leaps with them.

Like the others have said. It's a bit early to be so worried. While some warning signs can be noted that early it is always in retrospect after a diagnosis. Like a pp said keep a list that you can present if these issues continue.



 
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