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If you got a report from a Paed saying this:

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CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 26-Oct-12 23:44:51

"Regarding XXXX's hyperactivity, there are gross concerns. Presently he is too young for assessment for ADHD but this needs to be kept in mind and perhaps he will need further assessment if there are still concerns"

As the summation paragraph (when you saw the Paed in response to speech delay & allergies...), what would you think?

Not that I don't think that that paragraph is true tbh, because it is, but fuck me if the Paed can see it in one appointment, it must be glaringly bleeding obvious, no?

DS3 is 21mo btw. Was 20mo when the assessment was done.

overmydeadbody Fri 26-Oct-12 23:47:18

I'd take it to mean there are concerns, which you have already said you already knew about.

So the paed has confirmed what you already thought? That there are concerns regarding hyperactivity?

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Fri 26-Oct-12 23:51:44

Yeah, but if it's that obvious that he picked it up, when I hadn't yet even MENTIONED those concerns to anyone medical as I knew he was too young to be assessed, then it shows that I'm right. And I wanted to be wrong IYSWIM.

We were at the Paed about his Speech delay/regression and his allergies. Yet while these also feature in the report (along with a first SALT appt within 4 weeks of that assessment when the usual wait list is 18 months...worrying in itself) the hyperactivity was the predominant feature discussed right throughout the report.

Along with possible ASD issues.

I wanted to be wrong.

mellen Fri 26-Oct-12 23:52:59

They are saying that there are concerns, that could be as reported by you, others, or as observed by them. They are saying that if these continue then there may be a need for further assessment.

It doesn't sound like a particularly controversial statement?

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Sat 27-Oct-12 00:29:59

It does when you hadn't mentioned the hyperactivity to anyone. Meaning it must be obvious. When I wanted to be wrong. Never have I wanted to be wrong with my suspicions so much.

I have seen my HV just once for 15 mins since his 1yr check. I highly doubt she had time to pick up on hyperactivity in a crowded clinic.

Why couldn't I have been wrong this time? I already have two DC's with SN's. And am disabled myself. Isn't that enough for life to throw at one person?!

ParsingFancy Sat 27-Oct-12 00:41:47

Oh Couthy, I'm sorry. You could have done without that.sad

Hope having the paed on board, though, will make some of the crap just a tiny bit easier than if you couldn't get a GP to take him seriously.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Sat 27-Oct-12 04:07:54

Well, he seems to have done something. I have a SALT appointment just 4 weeks after the Paed appt where he said he would refer DS3. When the waiting list is 18 months right now. God knows how he's managed to bypass the waiting list.

And he has got a blood test organised for DS3 already too.

He is also referring DS3 to the Educational Psychologist under a section 332 whatever that is.

I've never seen them move so quickly tbh. And I've been dealing with the same departments for nearly 15 years now. Without a break.

jaynebxl Sat 27-Oct-12 06:38:52

I would feel exactly the same, wishing I was wrong. The only positive thing is that they are being incredibly proactive so it looks like your DS is going to get lots of help and support, and hopefully you will too.

mathanxiety Sat 27-Oct-12 23:36:31

Take comfort from the fact that they are moving fast. Sooner diagnosed sooner treated -- help at an early stage is far more effective than help later.

What allergies are you looking at?

Have you ever come across a book by Doris Rapp, MD 'Is This Your Child?'. Rapp sees allergies at the bottom of a lot of issues.

CouthyMowEatingBraiiiiinz Sun 28-Oct-12 01:09:48

He has been dxd with anaphylaxis reaction to Cow's Milk Protein - and he reacts to even the smallest transferred touch, so even indirect contact results in anaphylaxis.

He is also anaphylactic to nuts. All nuts. His worst reaction is to almonds. But all nuts send him into anaphylaxis.

He is also 'moderately' allergic to soy (Read - not yet anaphylactic but each reaction getting closer and closer)

He also has some unexplained anaphylaxis reactions, and also some unexplained bog standard allergic reactions not involving tongue swelling and wheezing, just flushing and hives...

We know it's not egg, fish or seafood. Just another god knows how many allergens to rule out.

They won't skin prick for more than 5 at a time though, and they can only give me appointments once every 6 months locally.

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