I've been meaning to post about this for a while, but havent had the time. So here goes.
My son is 15 months old. He doesnt walk, doesnt cruise, doesnt pull himself to a standing position and doesnt crawl. He just scoots around on his butt all day long. He is seeing a physiotherapist already because he had torticollis as an infant (holding head to the side) and when his torticollis cleared up, the physiotherapist said she wanted to keep seeing him because she felt he was behind in his gross motor skills development. This was just after he turned one. We go see her every couple of weeks and she gives me exercises to do with him, and he has to wear a band on his legs that holds his thighs together because otherwise his legs are really far apart. He saw a pediatrician when he was 13 months and he said that if his motor skills havent improved in 3 months, he wanted to run some tests for certain muscular diseases that he might have. Well, 2 months have gone by and his motor skills havent improved.
I dont know. I'm just really scared. And yesterday we were visiting some extended family that we dont see very often and we were talking a little bit about the fact that he doesnt walk yet, but I wasnt getting into the details about the physio and the leg bands and then my mom just says "I think there's something wrong with him" and I said "MOM!" and she said that she thinks that there is something wrong with his legs. And I was like thanks mom. Ugh. Anyway, I'm just so sick of people telling me that there is something "wrong" with my kid. Like all these appointments and tests and stuff. They did some screening at his daycare for his communication and cognitive development and he did really well, and I was so friggin happy to hear that because all I ever hear are negative things about my kid's development. Your kid doesnt walk yet?....OH.
Anyways, I dont know why I'm writing this. I just want to know if anyone else has ever expereinced delayed motor development with their kid. And I'm also wondering if anyone can give me some insight into what kinds of things he is going to be tested for next month. And I also dont know if I should be preparing myelf for the results being bad news or if I should just keep insisting that he is fine, both to myself and other people.