Reply
autism and blood testing Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
5th Mar '13

If you have a child diagnosed with autism did you have a blood test done to determine if it was genetic?



We just had my daughters follow up appointment and they suggested it. But honestly I've had enough of watching my kids get stuck with needless for the rest of my life and if it doesn't benefit her directly I don't think I want it done.



What did/would you do?



(I'm on my phone so it might be a post and run)

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 19722 posts
5th Mar '13

They mentioned it in passing at one of my son's appointments, but didn't again and I honestly forgot about it. He's 4 now, 2yrs since our diagnosis so I probably won't have it done since no one else has mentioned it. If you don't feel like it's necessary I wouldn't.

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
5th Mar '13

I would not. Especially after everything with your son... it could be too much. Not for her, for you.




I haven't talked to you in ages. How've been?

user banned 2 kids; North Pole, Alaska 12410 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Rain (aka Mama):" If you have a child diagnosed with autism did you have a blood test done to determine if it was genetic? ... [snip!] ... benefit her directly I don't think I want it done. What did/would you do? (I'm on my phone so it might be a post and run)"


My four year old was diagnosed with Autism. He's now seeing a neurologist that ordered a bunch of tests, one is genetic testing. He already had the blood drawn. We are seeking answers so I didn't question it.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting thechelseamonster:" I would not. Especially after everything with your son... it could be too much. Not for her, for you. I haven't talked to you in ages. How've been?"


Doing alright for the most part. How are you and the wee ones??

thechelseamonster 2 kids; Colorado 29568 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Rain (aka Mama):</b>" Doing alright for the most part. How are you and the wee ones??"</blockquote>




Doing pretty good. Ready for warm weather. Lol.

Rain (aka Mama) 3 kids; Monroe, Georgia 6465 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting thechelseamonster:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Rain (aka Mama):</b>" Doing alright for the most part. How are you and the wee ones??"</blockquote> Doing pretty good. Ready for warm weather. Lol."


It was warm here today! Aiden and I took a walk and didn't even wear jackets, haha.