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|Thu, 06-19-2003 - 2:20pm|
The bug problem has gotten out of hand. He won't go outside, didn't want to go to the park, ride his bike, won't sleep alone in his bed, wouldn't even go into his room alone this morning. Sunday he had a dragonfly fly by him at my In-Laws father's day gathering. Had a panic attack, spent the whole day inside separated from everyone. Wouldn't come out of the playroom that happened to be furthest from teh door and insisted someone be in there with him.
Yesterday he was helping me clean the kitchen when he saw a bug. Had a total fit. Proceeded to ask if there were bugs in heaven. How he wants to go there instead. How he would find a big animal to kill him.
Then there is OCD stuff. COnstantly talking about germs and chemicals. Had a panic attack when I was cleaning with orange glow and got a little on his toy. He had touched it and thought he was going to die. Took a while to convince him some he was ok. Yesterday caught him throwing soapy water into the toilet. I often hear him playing in the water in there and just tell him it is time to stop. Found out he wasn't playing but cleaning just in case anyone stepped in it by accident. DIdn't want to help me load the dishwasher because the dishes were dirty, won't touch anything dirty (has done this with me on a large number of occasions before now. Infact he usually enjoyed it).
Then there is the sensory stuff. Chewing on his clothes and now his arms on 4 occsions making small bruises.
We finally finished the study and he started luvox yesterday. I am hoping it helps. Called a couple behavioral therapists, was told that was the way to go. I really hope so. I can't find any info on the 2 I have found and don't know how to find out if they are any good.
I am a bit worried about driving to a very buggy georgia this summer to see my brother I haven't seen in 8 years. I would like to have a handle on the bug thing efore then or it will be a very long trip. I haven't really told them that much about the kids. Although I adore my brother, we only talk a few times a year and it hasn't come up. Needless to say it should be interesting. Think i have some fessing up to do before we go.