Niloo! What a wonderful talk we had. She met Mr. Wonderful and there was just this instant connection between them. You would never know that she does not typically work with children since he took to her like a favorite stuffed animal!
We spent about an hour reviewing his past medical history, medications and therapies he has tried to manage his issues and she was overwhelmed and concerned about some of the past efforts made to help him. Of course early on when we began searching for answers as to why he was delayed in his crawling and then walking they automatically ruled him “autistic” — there was some testing done and yes, he did not seem to be as engaging as other children, but I never felt he was.
They made him groggy and not himself. He would just want to lay around and do nothing. I wanted my normal active baby back. Although he was not crawling and doing some things that children his age were doing, he still had a boatload of personality and the drugs took all that away. It was nice to have a doctor tell me that she felt the drugs were not the right route for him! I already love her.
We spent a good part of our time just going over past behaviors and she took some time to really sit with him and get to know him. By the time our consultation was done she felt strongly that we can continue our sessions via Skype so that we did not have to trek into the city too often. We are country bumpkins as you know and the big city is kind of scary for a small town couple like us!
Going forward we are going to try and start weaning Mr. Wonderful off his drugs. We are going to begin with some cognitive behavioral therapy which the Dr. seems to think will have wonderful benefits for him. He is a bit older now and she seems to feel that maybe some of his bad treatments from past doctors have caused him more harm than good.
It is the first time in a long time I actually feel in sync with a doctor and feel like she really cares and is not just in it for the money!
So we are now off to a wonderful afternoon in the city — hopefully Mr. Wonderful can keep his calm in this big wonderful city!