Tonight he smiled when I gave him dinner. He was excited to see spaghetti. I get smiles from Owen when I tickle him or when he watches a certain cartoon but to actual get a smile from food was beyond my expectations. 1/18/15
Since being off milk Owen is trying to say more words. As I’m saying the alphabet he tries to say the letter or makes a sound for each one of the letters. He makes so much more eye contact and is starting to be more aware of his surroundings. He is pointing to and saying ears-eer, mouth-muf and nose-no. He does, however, believe that he has to stick his finger up his nose when telling me what it is. Hehehe.
The undiagnosis, diagnosis is that Owen has sensory issues. There are still more testing to be done and more therapy ahead. He has a speech teacher, occupational therapist and a developmental specialist that work with us on many things to help him. We are meeting with a nutritionist next week to learn more ways to change Owen’s diet. Owen will be three soon and the more I’m learning the more I realize that diet should have been one of the first things that was looked at. I’m truly thankful that it was suggested to take Owen off milk. I encourage anyone that sees developmental delays in their child to talk to someone about diet. Milk may not be the answer for your child but asks lots of questions. And then ask some more. Find a doctor that is willing to listen to your concerns and don’t give up. I have said from day one that I was missing a piece of the puzzle. Every day I feel like I’m that much closer to that piece.