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    daddy in distress!!!
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    bigcityhillbilly posted:
    can someone please email and let me know what to for my son, i just got custidy of him and he is 6 months old, his mother nneglected him and only fed him formula this whole time, she left him in a playpen all day and night and he is under wieght and his nurtiecmnent was bare minimum, he only had a bowel movement once a day ussually while sleepin early morning since ive had him the last 2 weeks, im scared aboout what to feed him and how fast i should start giving him anything since his system has only had formula, also he does not comunicate using any verbal or jesturing ways other than waking up screaming to be changed or fed and he doesnt make eye contact , im working with cps and his new pediatricain to get weight put on him, heis a happy baby anddidnt deserve to be treated the wy his mother treated him, anyways if anyone has had the same situation with a baby that age please contact me, as of now i have continued the formula, similac advanced and have been trying to get him to eat baby food apples , bannanas and thing that arnt to acidy cause he spitts up from the formula , he was never spoon fed by his mother either and im havin a hard time tryn to get him to not spit it out once in his mouth, nay help i can get will be greatly apreciated, thank you and god bless, my personal is hinesonstage @ gmail .com thanks you in advance
     
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    An_256006 responded:
    Email me [email protected]
     
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    justnthymn responded:
    I loved giving my kids RICE CEREAL....for babies and sticks of cookies to naw on.......I'm a grandmother and that child should be held a lot as they love affection and they MUST learn to TRUST. That doesn't mean however GUILT on your part....that only means he has to learn TRUST. BIG DIFFERENCE..
     
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    justnthymn replied to justnthymn's response:
    BABY COOKIES (they have no sugar) and if he doesn't have any teeth, he's probably having them come in and that's why he's crying, feverish, spitting up.....put some gel on his coming in teeth and a frozen tooth ring would be a big help.And if he conntinues to be in pain give him some baby tylenol.
     
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    justnthymn replied to justnthymn's response:
    AND since he makes no eye contact it seems he should be tested for Autism. Hate to break the news to you, but you need to know the signs.
     
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    justnthymn replied to justnthymn's response:
    • Don't accept a wait-and-see approach. Many concerned parents are told, "Don't worry" or "Wait and see." But waiting is the worst thing you can do. You risk losing valuable time at an age where your child has the best chance for improvement. Furthermore, whether the delay is caused by autism or some other factor, developmentally delayed kids are unlikely to simply "grow out" of their problems. In order to develop skills in an area of delay, your child needs extra help and targeted treatment.
    • Trust your instincts. Ideally, your child's doctor will take your concerns seriously and perform a thorough evaluation for autism or other developmental delays. But sometimes, even well-meaning doctors miss red flags or underestimate problems. Listen to your gut if it's telling you something is wrong and be persistent. Schedule a follow-up appointment with the doctor, seek a second opinion, or ask for a referral to a child development specialist.
    • IT'S A REAL LIFE GIVE HIM A CHANCE!!!!
     
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    justnthymn replied to justnthymn's response:
    The following delays warrant an immediate evaluation by your child's pediatrician.
    • By 6 months: No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions.
    • By 9 months: No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles, or other facial expressions.
    • By 12 months: Lack of response to name.
    • By 12 months: No babbling or "baby talk."
    • By 12 months: No back-and-forth gestures, such as pointing, showing, reaching, or waving.
    • By 16 months: No spoken words.
    • By 24 months: No meaningful two-word phrases that don't involve imitating or repeating.
     
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    justnthymn replied to justnthymn's response:
    BTW, you need to get in touch with social security and get this child help and get a book of paper for records and for yourself to remember what to ask the doctor and what the doctor said...Also a placce to keep important documents..
     
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    justnthymn replied to justnthymn's response:
    I hope you read typonese.....because I certainly don't type right. Sorry. call me. I am available to you for the long hall and what you've done is incredible. thank you so much for waving a life. Susie 520-302-1846
     
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    justnthymn replied to justnthymn's response:
    Signs and symptoms of nonverbal communication difficulties in autismChildren with autism spectrum disorders have trouble picking up on subtle nonverbal cues and using body language. This makes the "give-and-take" of social interaction very difficult.
    • Avoids eye contact.
    • Uses facial expressions that don't match what he or she is saying.
    • Doesn't pick up on other people's facial expressions, tone of voice, and gestures.
    • Makes very few gestures (such as pointing). May come across as cold or "robot-like."
    • Reacts unusually to sights, smells, textures, and sounds. May be especially sensitive to loud noises.
    • Abnormal posture, clumsiness, or eccentric ways of moving (e.g. walking exclusively on tiptoe).


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