feeling blue

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Registered: 08-22-2003
feeling blue
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Thu, 02-10-2005 - 4:07pm
Hi I have written you ladies in the past about my little boy Zach. He has shown some signs of SI and his speech therapist brought in an OT and she has been working with him. My problem or question is will Zach learn how to cope with the world around him or is something that is going to be a struggle for him.. I am just so upset now. My little boy is over 2 doesnt really talk to me only babbles but he loves you soo much. Zach loves to tackle and spin but he is really gentle with his baby sister who is 7 months. Zach does have some eating issues. I dont wnat there to be anything wrong with him but I want to have my eyes opened and not closed to his needs. How do you do it with out being so upset. Zach is having surgery in two weeks for tonsels and addnoids abd most likely tubes. We are hopping that this will help with language and eating. But if it SI this will not help. I am just so scared for Zach I dont want his life to be hardder than it has to be. Thanks fo listening.
Therese
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Registered: 09-20-2004
In reply to: tree80
Thu, 02-10-2005 - 4:39pm

Therese,

Just take it one step at a time. It is so hard going through all the evaluations. You are doing everything you can to help Zach (having him in speech and getting this eval). Sensory therapy will help him feel comfortable in the world around him. Make sure you read the book "The Out of Sync Child". It is always on my night stand. It is never easy thinking that your perfect child may have special needs. We have all been in denial at one point or another. Hey -they may tell you that he doesnt' have sensory issues!! :)G/L and you have come to the right place.

((hugs))

Kim

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Registered: 05-02-2003
In reply to: tree80
Thu, 02-10-2005 - 4:51pm
Hi I am so sorry you are feeling down.I know how it feels though.You are a great mommy.Look in the mirror every day and say I am a good mommy.It helps me out so much.I know it sounds silly but it does help.We have been in OT with Christopher for about 3 months now and while he still is no where close to being able to control himself he is getting better about some things.He often now goes into his room when he is feeling overhelmed.Befor he would just totally loses it.Sound small I know but it has made a differance to him and us.I know alot of ladies here will have more advice for you.I am still new and still learing alot.Good Luck and good luck with Zach surgery and rember You are a good mommy. Tammy
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Registered: 10-09-2004
In reply to: tree80
Thu, 02-10-2005 - 8:15pm
I am new to this also, and recently had the feelings you have. Look at it this way: if you get the help he needs now, he will be better off later in life. The earlier you catch something the better it is for him. It is hard to accept that our children aren't "perfect". My oldest has had issues since birth and I often looked to myself as the cause of it all. There is no reason, explanation or anything else. This is LIFE! Sorry to be so blunt, but realizing this has helped me feel better about everything. I wish you luck with your son and I hope everything goes well for him!
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Registered: 11-01-2004
In reply to: tree80
Thu, 02-10-2005 - 9:40pm

Therese,


First of all WELCOME back!

               

 

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Registered: 07-14-2004
In reply to: tree80
Thu, 02-10-2005 - 11:20pm
Hi Therese, My son is 2 too- speech delayed and has SI issues. We applied for ST and he suggested OT. My hope is that OT will help AJ learn how to cope with his senses so that he isnt so overwhelmed all the time. Early intervention seems to really work- for the kids and parents (I figure if AJ is helped by OT/ST he won't get as frustrated then I won't be as exhausted being with him as he freaks out). AJ doesnt like to eat either! This board is really helpful, hopefully you'll continue to post here. Good Luck to you and Zach!
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