I am happy to report that Dr. Mohrland ruled out any form of Autism or Asperger's Syndrome today. His exact words were, "Allie is to sly to have Asperger's". Sly meaning crafty, tricksy and slick. He said that Allie knew exactly what she wanted and wasn't going to play any one's game. Not sure if "sly" is a good thing but it sums up our little girl. She most definitely has a mind of her own and knows how to play the field.
Dr. Mohrland has more testing for Allie which is scheduled for March 1st. The next round of testing is her cognitive development. Dr. Morlan thinks there will be a delay mostly due to her speech delay. He said the two go hand in hand and most often if there a delay in one, the other is also delayed. We know Allie has issues with listening and it's often hard to distinguish if she really doesn't understand what your asking or if she's just being stubborn and doesn't want to do what your asking. Hopefully Dr. Mohrland's testing can shed some light on this issue for us. It's been a long time battle that we are slowly winning but it's taken a lot of patience and if she really is having a hard time understanding or processing what we say, we want to get her the help she needs right away!
So, today's appointment was a success and I look forward to finishing up her testing so we can move on. Another interesting part of today was that Dr. Morlan has a son about Allie's age and he was recently diagnosed with a delayed reaction corn allergy (same as Allie). It was nice talking about that too. Allie was a challenging patient for Dr. Mohrland today - she gave him a run for his money. Poor Dr. was trying everything to have Allie make eye contact with him and she just wouldn't do it. For some reason, Allie is scared of men and today was no exception. Little stinker - she eventually said "Thank you" after he gave her 2 stickers. :)
So, one appointment done and one more has been added. Allie's hydrogen breath test was scheduled this morning and it's set for Monday, February 28th at 9:00. The test is done at the hospital and it will take 1-4 hours. Time for me to start researching so we know what to expect.
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day. Here are some recent pictures of the girls making sugar cookies for Chloe's Valentine's day party at school - enjoy!