After numerous misdiagnoses of her son, Valerie Deegan is advocating for all pediatricians to perform a sleep questionnaire during every child’s check-up, reports Chicago Parent.
Connor Deegan punched holes in the wall. He attacked a girl at school. He threw violent temper tantrums to the point of vomiting. He threatened to kill himself.
“I wish I was dead,” he repeatedly hissed to his parents.
Connor was just 10 years old.
“He was one violent temper tantrum away from being admitted to a behavioral health hospital,” says his mother, Valerie Deegan, of Woodstock.