He's also started doing a hand flappy thing. He's not copying Riley. She does not have a vocal tic, (just an arm one), and it's not a hand flap.
Compared to Riley's challenges, a simple vocal tic and a hand flap isn't a big deal. Seth has no behavioral issues. No learning issues to speak of. He has been on methylated B12 for a while and it really helps him. We note a marked decrease in his coping when he misses even one dose.
He's sitting here on the floor beside me, playing with his sister, and the tic is just going like mad. "Glunk, glunk, glunk, glunk, scuse."
And I don't quite know how to feel.Talked to his doctor today and she wants us to do a blood draw to rule out PANDAS. Ever hear of it? If you have a kid on the spectrum you probably have. Perhaps last month, on election day, he didn't really have pneumonia, but strep?
Today was his first day joining his sister's karate class and the teacher shushed him a couple of times before I finally whispered in her ear, "It's a vocal tic. He can't help it." Just a couple of weeks ago I barely felt the need to include his vocal tic on the sign up forms, it was such a non-issue. Other students shushed him tonight as well. He turned to look at me, helpless.
I hate this.