sahm, to jacob12, renee 9, lukas 5, marcus 12 mths
All children develop at different rates for different things. Whenever my husband hears me comparing my little girls progress with friends and books he tells me that when she is 18 years old, she and all of her friends will be speaking, toilet trained and feeding themselves. Basically it dosen't matter if Johnny is 2 months behind Louise because in the long run they all come out even.
Erin,W.A. kids 12,5,2 and 1
i have a boy who will be 3 in sep04 and has had at least 10 diagnosed probs. nasal regurfitation,inguinal hernia,curled under toes, knock knees,middle ear effusions and the one i am most anxious about is sub mucous cleft palate.
I have been to numbers of specialists last year and all say he is fine he has what they say "delayed speech and awkward gait.
12 months and still no answers.
however, i a attending the genetists in march who will take a full chromosome test.
my son is 28mths and his only clear word is mum, they rest is ahh na, uuu or whatever.
good luck with your search. the only advise i have is dont give up.
i was curious to know more about yours sons 'development delays'
My son was also developmentaly delayed he was starved for the last month and a half of my pregnancy and the doctor did not pick up on this, he was 10 days late and expected to be over 10 pounds but came out 6lb12oz and was not breathing, but getting back to the point, he was developmentaly delayed for quite some time because of this and saw a developmental therapist who was brillant, she gave us equipment and stuff to borrow and was great with him, he has pretty much caught up now but still in speaking terms is not quite there, he is taking ages to speak properly but if you are concerned go to your docotor or paediatrician and ask for a refral to a developmental specialist, ours was through our hospital and was free and was brillant, i cant speak highly enough of the service, hope this helps.
Regards Loopy Sue
mum of 3 boys aged 11, 13 and 14