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    Caden is the same age as Nathanial and he is not crawling--definitely not walking!!, doesn't push up into the seated position (like you, I put him down seated), and says mama but that's it. We have his 9 month check up on Monday but I doubt my pediatrician will have any concerns. I will let you know though what they ask/say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJorn View Post
    This is my third child. I am just glad that I am not a first time mom being swayed much by all this. And I have you wonderful ladies to back up what I am thinking, too.
    Amen to that!!!
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    That list sounds crazy for a 9 month old! I am going to guess that the doctor thought you were there for a different check up, not 9 months. My DS did not crawl until close 1 year old, he was probably pushing up to sit by 9 months but that is the only thing from that list.

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    The questionnaire was loaded on a tablet of some sort so it would have been the front desk loading the wrong one and then the doctor not looking at his chart - so two mistakes. He did pass some of the items - like peek a boo or clapping. No questions were about sitting unassisted, crawling, rolling, able to use a sippy cup, responding to own name, making good eye contact, babbling, etc. Maybe those would have been on the six month check list?

    In any case I have three doctor recommendations from local ladies right now and will be checking them out. I do not plan on ever going back to that office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJorn View Post
    The crazy thing is that this is all over his chart now...

    This is my third child. I am just glad that I am not a first time mom being swayed much by all this. And I have you wonderful ladies to back up what I am thinking, too.
    That is so true about you being an experienced mother. I can't imagine dealing with that advice when every single thing is totally new!

    ~ Cassie, mama to Madison (8), Ali (4) & Wesley (new dude!)


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    Oh, there was one more thing that N doesn't really do. He doesn't look for something if I say it. So for example, if I said "where is your pacifier?" he doesn't look for it. But that isn't something that I am worried about either. Should I be at nine months? Does this change anything about an EI referral?
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    No, not at 9 months.
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    Honestly what questionnaire did they give me??? Seriously frustrating.
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    12 months? 15 months?
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    No!

    Funny, on the opposite end of the dr spectrum i have a friend with a 9m old foster child. She's had her since she was just 2 days old, born a month early. She never seemed "right", and my friend has been telling her dr since the beginning that she wasnt meeting milestones. At 7m she cried ALL the time, had never slept more than 3hrs at a time, had never made eye contact, or smiled or laughed, rolled over, reached for a toy, couldnt sit supported, basically still acted like a newborn. but her dr repeatedly said it was too early to worry, everything seemed fine, she was growing, blah blah.

    She finally saw the other dr in the practice who was appalled and referred her to multiple specialists, all of which were *months* out for appointments. This was back in Feb. "fortunately" the baby got a bad virus and when my friend called the dr about it she had her take her to the hospital where she met and admitted her and lined up to see all those specialists while she was there.

    The only thing they found difinitively was that she is completely blind, at most can only see variations of light. and that she has a lot of muscle uncoordination. Of course she has major delays across the board, but they dont know yet if there is something in addition to the blindness, or if that alone has caused the delays. but at least now they know something, and she's getting lots of therapy.

    Its hard not to wonder if the dr just shrugged it off because she was a foster child on state medical My friend has 4 kids of her own, and has has at least 6 other babies through her home, so you would think the dr would give her some credit that she knew what she was talkingabout.

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    That is just awful! I am so glad that your friend was able to get her seen by all those specialist in a timely manner (stinks that the baby had to be so sick to be seen, though). Ugh. I guess my extreme is preferable. Foster children should really receive exceptional care, if you ask me. Those sweet ones have had such an awful time in their lives and to add something like this on top of it is downright heartbreaking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJorn View Post
    Honestly what questionnaire did they give me??? Seriously frustrating.
    I bet they gave you the wrong one!

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    I won't be surprised if the pedi had a brain fart and went off the wrong questionnaire ....

    The story about the foster child is just heart wrenching... It breaks my heart
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    Dd1 sat up at 8+ months and she crawled at that time as well. She didn't show any interest in either one. But she did start pulling and cruising at 7+. She walked at 11.5.
    Dd2 didn't sit till almost 9 nor did she really crawl. She didn't stand until later and she cruised around the same Tim she walked - 1 year+.
    Dd1 spoke like 8-9 clear world and the rest was babbling till 23 months. She spoke in sentences at 23 (I want water).
    Dd2 at almost 23 just mostly repeats words and phrases but she won't say much on her own. She didn't say mama.or dada till almost a year I think.

    Unless there are more cues and failed evaluations I would give your child more time.
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    I was actually wondering that...if it was the wrong questionnaire .
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    I am tempted to call and ask but I am just sick of this office. They also will not issue a referral for anything until you have made the specialty appointment. Then I have to call and request that they send over a referral. If the appointment is within seven business days we have to emphasize this when we call or they might not even end up sending the referral in time. My DS1 needs a hematology appointment. So I call to make the appointment and they won't make an appointment for him until the doctor has faxed over his record and the reason for his visit (referral).
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    Quote Originally Posted by JJorn View Post
    I am tempted to call and ask but I am just sick of this office. They also will not issue a referral for anything until you have made the specialty appointment. Then I have to call and request that they send over a referral. If the appointment is within seven business days we have to emphasize this when we call or they might not even end up sending the referral in time. My DS1 needs a hematology appointment. So I call to make the appointment and they won't make an appointment for him until the doctor has faxed over his record and the reason for his visit (referral).
    That is just plain crazy. I would just find another doctor and not bother going or calling back at all. From my experience (adults and kids), many specialists will not make an appointment without referral and medical records. So this office obviously has it backwards.

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    Quick update as to what N is doing now:

    Pulling up to standing
    Lifting up arms to be picked up
    Calling me Mama
    Pushing up to sitting

    So, he probably is no longer failing this screening. I'm going to write the doctor a message online (so it is part of his medical record immediately) saying that he is doing all this now.
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    He sounds great! Sounds like a good idea to let the office know so his chart will be updated and you won't have to deal with questions from anyone else. Go N!

    ~ Cassie, mama to Madison (8), Ali (4) & Wesley (new dude!)


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    That is just crazy".did you find a new ped that you like?


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    We haven't seen the new pediatrician yet but the mom that recommended this practice likes them all. With an HMO we have to wait until the first of the month for the change to be active. Nearly there!
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    how frustrating and stupid!


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    FYI, I just took my youngest to his yearly well-child check since he turned 4 last week. I was given the checklist for 5-6 year old kids when I checked in, and had to tell the receptionist he just turned 4. She shrugged and then gave me the 4-year-old one. Then, later on, the nurse gave me a getting-ready-for-kindergarten brochure. We have been going to this office for years and years and years, and they have a really good system in place, most of the time. Luckily, the doctor is really good and familiar with us.

    Just saying, mistakes can be made all the time. I would address specific concerns and ask if there is anything that should be done to address these particular issues, if they are issues.


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    I wish that it had been a paper copy that I filled out so that I could see what age it was meant to address. I would be ok with a mistake if this was the only one and we otherwise loved the practice. Unfortunately, it wasn't the only mistake and we do not love the practice.

    I got the official ok to not call EI now, though. My mom was concerned that CPS would be contacted if I didn't call.
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