After a stressful morning at the doctor’s office in which they changed our appointment without informing us, we finally got in at 4PM for a follow-up visit and review of MRI results. We were hoping for a definitive answer to Little Bear’s symptoms.
The neurologist told us there was a bright spot on his temporal lobe and decreased activity on his lower left quadrant. He said the decreased activity was the cause of the symptoms, but the MRI made him question whether it was truly autism or not. According to the neurologist, his issues were more likely either delayed myelination or a seizure disorder whose name I don’t remember. He said he could not rule out ASD, though, because he didn’t have access to the genetic results. We left with a diagnosis for ASD, a prescription for ABA five days a week, and an order to schedule an MRI for one year from now to see if the bright spot had disappeared or reduced.
Basically, we have no answers. Just more questions.