My 2 y/o dd is displaying many out of the norm behaviours that all together do not look good. I cannot say whether it could be PDD-NOS or not, bc they are not exactly consistent in nature. Here are her behavorial issues:
Terrified of strangers: covers eyes until they leave or cry's if they attempt contact, even family if she hasn't seen then in a week or so she will be "shy" for about 10 min. or so. She is especially terrified of men with deep voices!
Delayed speech: began talking but around 2 y/o and very difficult to understand what she is saying, even for a mom! She will use a lot of nouns, but two word sentences that I can understand are few and far between. She will talk like she is having a conversation with me, but I'm clueless.
Food: in the last 2 weeks she has almost all but refused to eat. She will eat 3 specific foods and that is it.
Trantrums: she is throwing frequent tantrums form sunrise to sundown! Trying to dress her, put her to bed, wash her hair, etc and she fights it all.
Touching: does not like her hair touched and will squirm, but not cry.
Strange stuff: freaks out if her sleeves are pushed up or rolled and must immediately fix them, same with her shirt getting pulled up by anything. Also gets very upset when her hands are dirty and her cuffs get wet or food on them. She frequently uses her hair to wipe everything in it too! Recently began throughing a fit when I put her favorite movies on and I can go movie to movie and she still isn't happy until I put one specific movie on. Then out of nowhere she is afraid of a character in her favorite movie the next day! She has balance issues and frequently runs into walls (we're having eyes checked).
Noise: Freaks out if there is a loud noise, even cheering and will burrow her head in my shoulder and try to hide. This goes for trucks or loud cars.
Eyes: constantly squinting, rubbing, and covering her eyes (usually to hide from something she is afraid of).
BM's: TERRIFIED of me seeing her have a BM. Slammed a door in my face the other day to keep me out and if I enter the room she will stop pushing and retain it. She was constipated for 2 weeks due to this. She is also terrified of feces and any atteempt to take her to the potty chair for a BM she loses it.
Overall she has great social skills with me and other women typically. She will begin to play with other kids if in a social setting, but takes her 10 minutes to interact with them and it's limited. She does play and follows her cousin that's 10 y/o around like a god. She loves to cuddle and read or watch movies together. She is progressing in vocabulary, but my mom says all she uses are nouns. I was a slow talker and believed to be mute or possibly deaf until they ran test on me. My mom stated I began conversating around 3.5 y/o.
She does have a unique hisory that may attribute to the above fears and behaviours. She was diagnosed with eosinophilic colitis, due to MFPIES. She cannot tolerate gluten or soy and one point no dairy or corn products (none). She's very delayed in foods and we've intro'd less then 50 foods to date. She is on medication that "backs her up" and has had some hemroid issues and anal fissures recently, due to bowel problems. 3 surgical procedures to date and 3 hospitalizations that resulted in two occasoins of several hours of restraints for an IV (straight). She is terrified of any person in scrubs, but I imagine it's bc most inflict pain on her when they're around! She has never been in child care, as nobody wants the risk with her condition, of liability, so her interaction with others has been limited. We stay home a lot and play together, go for walks and she loves nature, and occasionally venture to family centers for a couple of hours. I do not have any social interaction myself, as I've devoted all time to her special needs. On a positive she is sleeping now, no mucous in stools, and is progressing.
Should I be concerned about PDD or is this related to her "sheltered" life thus far and requires more direct introduction to social settings. We've had restrictions, due to possible virus infections in the past, but I'm willing to risk a hospitalization to keep her form develping a behavioral issue long term.
Any help, thanks.