(originally written & published on October 28, 2011)
The doctor visit intake form. How many doctor visits have we put off because we didn't want to fill out the intake form?
I print out the 14(!) page form and look at all the usual normal questions. When did he crawl, when did he walk, etc, etc, and then come all the painful questions. What was the pregnancy like, did you get a epidural at birth (yes), did he have any antibiotics right after birth (yes cuz they thought he had an infection), did he have alot of ear infections as a kid (yes), was he on antibiotics for the ear infections (yes, amoxicillin). Meanwhile no one has ever said that any of this has anything to do with autism, but you start freaking out, why are they not asking, what are they not telling me. Was I supposed to refuse antibiotics at the hospital after birth? How was I supposed to know that?
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