Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Look at me, kid!
I got up at 4 a.m. today and looked up symptoms of autism. Quinn is doing better every day, but it's still a challenge to get him to look at us, except when he's having a bottle, and he still doesn't respond to our voices.
I was somewhat relived by what I found. Eye contact and not responding are signs, and he does do some repetitive behaviors, but usually just three or four head rocks or slams and always when he's playing. The other symptoms he does not show at all.
The minute Quinn woke up this morning he was better. He looked right at me, gazed at me all the way through feeding time and laughed WAY more than on previous days.
We're seeing our pediatrician a couple of days after we get home. I won't worry about it until then - although Tom and I started a new game today where we get on either side of Quinn and one of us calls him until he looks us in the eye, then the other. Quinn seems to enjoy it, and it certainly makes us feel we're doing all we can to reach him.