Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dr's Visit and possible diagnosis...

I've been a little MIA the last few days, it seems that in such a short amount of time, a lot has happened.

My 70 year old neighbour had sugery to remove one of his lungs due to cancer, he had internal bleeding, got pneumonia and had a heart attack all within a week of the surgery. He's on life support, but as of yesterday he was showing signs of improvement, thankfully.

Sunday night, bub came down with a raised rash on his hands and feet which was spreading up his arm, I was so worried as my sister has recently had measles. I called the after hours Dr, and after what seemed like 1000 questions, he said it was possibly a allergic reaction or a viral infection, and to take him to the Dr in the morning.

I was going to the Dr anyway, as I needed to take Mr 2.5. It turns out both bub and I have chilblains, him on his hands and feet, and me on my toes. Thankfully that's all it was. Mr 2.5 on the other hand, possibly has ADHD and Asperger's. It didn't come as a surprise that he might have one or the other, but it was a shock to hear both. I need to take him to a pediatrician to find out for sure.

I'm nervous and worried naturally, but I'm prepared for the diagnosis, whatever it may be, as he'll get the help he needs and hopefully things will improve from here. I need to call the pediatrician back next week, as the aren't doing any bookings at the moment.. why I don't know, but I guess they have their reasons.

Have you had/know anyone that has had any experience with kids with ADHD and/or Asperger's? What should I/we expect? Any information will be greatly appreciated :)

Linking up with the lovely Jess @ Diary of a SAHM for IBOT :)


  1. I have chilblains on my fingers and they hurt. So much. Chilblains are miserable things, but then again it could always be worse.

    My eldest son had ADHD (he's 22 now), he was on medication on and off through out his school years. I didn't have him diagnosed until he was at school and his hyper-activity was interfering with his schooling. The best advice I can give is to find a Dr you are comfortable with, one who talks to you, talks to him, listens and doesn't just write a script, like that solves everything. Of course my experience was many years ago, so I am sure a lot had changed since then.
    All the best! xx

    1. Thankyou for sharing your experience Lisa, I appreciate it :) and yes, chilblains are miserable things lol xx

  2. Oh my Tubbah, what a week you have had. I am sending you the hugest hugs and much love and strength.

    So far I have not had any of my children diagnosed with ADHD, Autism or Aspergers but I have plenty of family and friends who have. All I can suggest is do your research, accept any help offerred and find yourself a great support network that can help you and also who you can rant, rave, cry, yell to as well as ask questions of.

    Good luck with it all and I am always here if you need me.

  3. Oh that is a hard week! :(
    I've got not personal experience with ASD. Kate, from Kate Says Stuff would be a great person to talk to though.

    Hope everything works out for you xx

  4. What Jess said and lots of others , they have a facebook group too.
    Thinking of your neighbour and I will say a prayer for him too.

  5. I have no experience with ADHD or aspergies - but there are quite a few blogging ladies! About a Bugg - Renee is a great lady who blogs about it!

    Hoping things get better for your neighbour!

    new liker!

  6. Goodness what a week!

    Fairy wishes and butterfly kisses to you lovely #TeamIBOT

  7. Welcome to my world... of Aspergers, ADHD... and anything else you can think of!
    What should you expect? You should expect a life that is never dull, sometimes challenging... but usually more than you could ever have imagined.
    Never limit your child or yourself. Have faith and just believe. xxx