I somehow was luckily enough to get an appointment at Riley
Children's Hospital on Tuesday to meet with a developmental
pediatrician. This is so sudden, and I'm not sure what to expect or
what to ask. The intake paperwork is very minimal. It asks about
rolling, crawling, sitting, and other large milestones. It isn't very
in-depth like I was expecting. Also I was told to expect the appointment
to last only one hour.
I was hoping that someone could help me out with what I should expect, questions to ask, maybe some resources I could look at (like a checklist or anything)?
My background: My son is 9.5 months old. I have been seeking help since he was 6 months old. I first noticed that he wouldn't ever reach for anything. He is behind physically. He still doesn't reach. He cannot sit up, roll over, or even lift his upper body up a little when on his tummy. We are currently getting OT for him. We have also found out he is delayed in his speech and we are starting therapy for that next week too through early intervention services in my state. We have feeding issues. Each meal is a battle unless he is really drowsy. He just moved up to the 3% for weight from 0%. He screams bloody murder during baths. This is my first child and I have never been around children before, so it is hard for me to know what to tell the doctor because I don't know what is normal and abnormal (besides the obvious).