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My Son - Oliver.
Hi everyone, My Son has not long turned 6, he has a disease of his gut, his bowel doesn't function properly and they now think he has autism or aspergers. He is under gastro Drs at our local hospital and Dr Lindley at GOSH. He is very behind at school, just cannot concentrate and grasp the work, since Friday he has started to hum?! Its even in between sentences, is this normal? He doesn't sleep until very late every night- just fallen asleep! says he can't turn his brain off, he is very upset because another child at School last week touched his new coat! He doesn't like wearing new things, won't wear any shoes apart from his School shoes! He wears pull ups because of his bowel condition, he is very embarrassed about this now as some of the children are calling him a baby. He will talk to an adult but he talks very loud and goes straight in with explaining something in great detail (with a lot of hand gestures) this can be a programme he likes or a toy. Likes time on his own. I just really would like to know what I can do to help Oliver, I don't know anything about the conditions and feel with each day more desperate. The lack of sleep is absolutely awful, I cried tonight! His teacher said she thinks he might have autism and be dyslexic, is this commen to have both? Oliver had meningitis when he was 7 and a half months old and we were told he might have some issues as his brain swelled so bad. So sorry for going on!