.....Then I was even 5 hours ago. Thank you for the comments, support, and guidance. The fact that this has been going on since 18 months of age and the fact that this has been singled out by not only his last 4 teachers but his gym coach as well as a significant problem tells me that this is more than just typical childhood disorganization and inattentiveness.
My dear friend, D, called this morning at a particularly emotional time and got an ear full of tears. I'm feeling like a basket case. Every time I start talking about it I start crying. I really hope this is just PMS exacerbating the problem. D has helped tremendously as her son has almost the exact same issues. She had the name and number of a clinical psychologist. I've called and left a message so I'm well on my way to getting Dreamy evaluated.
I'm no clinical psychologist but after spending over 8 hours on line researching I'm convinced that my son's problems lie somewhere between Asperger's syndrome and ADD. I've been given books and resources. I'll have him officially evaluated to see....but I'm convinced.
After looking up the GFCF and Feingold diets I was completely overwhelmed. This would be a HUGE lifestyle change for us. If we have to....then of course we'll try it....but with the major food issues that Dreamy has already I fear these diets would cause more harm than good. The kid just doesn't eat as it is. The only foods he DOES eat are major no-nos in these diets. He's already incredibly under weight. I'm afraid with these diets he'd wither away to nothing.
After discovering that ADD drug treatment options are in the form of amphetamines I had a major melt down. I have major issues with this. I don't know why. But I do. If his evaluation shows ADD then this will be a last resort measure for us. He is still doing well in school....staying on task, focusing, and switching gears when necessary are a struggle for him for sure....but he is still doing well.
Treatments for Asperger's is limited to behavior therapy. I'm not sure what behavior therapy would involve but that certainly sounds more attractive to me than drugs and diets.
I'll wait and see what his evaluation reveals.
If anyone has any info on this "behavior therapy" please feel free to send it my way as I can't seem to find specific information on line. I have been given a book that I have not read yet...so hopefully there will be some info in there.
Thanks again everyone.