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|Wed, 04-06-2011 - 1:36am|
I'm having a hard time tonight. It was a challenging sensory day for my daughter. We are doing work outside, and so there was dirt everywhere, a circular saw going, dogs barking, chilly air in the house, windy day, plus i babysat a friends 1 yr old. It was all just too much for my sensory kiddo. She started seriously throwing herself on the ground and running and jumping purposefully to land on get head and face. She was somersaulting around over and over. I tried to give her the vestibular movement in a safer manner and she wasn't having it. She didn't want anybody near her. So we took her to our health club thinking swimming would help (it typically does) but she couldn't handle the cold pool at ALL. She lasted maybe 5 minutes before screaming. (this is an indoor heated pool) so then she wanted in the childrens hot tub. Which was fine, but hard. She didn't want her sad at all either. She wouldn't let him even look at her without screaming. It just sucked. I was just so tired from the hyperactivity, and was really hoping that it would chill her out. But nope. She stayed hyper in the hot tub too. My poor husband was trying so hard to help me, but she was very adamant, and we didn't feel like dealing with the screaming. I felt so bad for her. I watched all of the other kids there play so freely. It made me sad. Then a child accidentally splashed cold water on her while we were in the hot tub, and she started screaming "OW! OW! OW!" so we finally just left. It's hard because it seems like now that we started OT things are worse. She's just overloaded. Were not doing anything differently at home, and have not began the brushing protocol yet. It doesn't help that she's not sleeping well (which means neither am I) or eating well. I'm just so tired. And sad. I just needed to vent to people that understand. Thanks for "listening".