Someone please HELP me!!! Please?
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|Tue, 03-01-2005 - 9:18pm|
I dont know if this is the right board to post this on or not. My son was diagnosed with sensory integration this past July. He is in occupational therapy. This child is just not happy with life. He will not and just cant wear clothes. This morning I put 10 different outfits on him and he would scream and cry and SCREAM and totally just freak out, I finally took everything off him and cryed myself. I just dont know what to do. He cant wear socks without crying and acting as if he is in PAIN! Crys and crys and CRYS! Will NOT wear shoes, it is winter here and it is so embarassing to carry my 2 1/2 year old around with NO shoes on because he thinks they just feel so funny on his feet that they are going to kill him. He will barely wear a diaper at all and is no where near potty training. At night he acts like his diaper is huring him so badly (believe me, its not, he does NOT have a rash and the diaper is like 2 sizes to big) so he goes without a diaper to bed, without ANY clothes to bed and pee's everywhere and then freezes because he is wet and has no clothes on. If I MAKE him wear clothes to bed then he WILL NOT sleep until I take them off, he would stay up all night if he had to. Everything just bothers him, I mean EVERYTHING! He hates the feel of everything.
He is just so unhappy. Most of his whole day is spent crying and begging me to take something off, stop making him eat, stop brushing his hair, stop bathing him, stop everything that has to do with strange touching like eating and that type of thing. He HATES being the least bit dirty. He will scream for hours about that too. He HATES getting anything on his hands and therefore doesnt eat because he still cant use a spoon.
He hates food, the child is barely living on anything at all. He hates the texture of everything. So far today he has ate 1 bite of cookie, 1 teaspoon of noodles, and a cup of juice! That is it and he is not hungry because the fear of texture keeps him from eating a bite.
He doesnt talk that much. Says a few simple words and that is it. He can say things like ball, cookie, i bye bye (which means i want to go bye bye) So its not like I can talk with him. He is 31 months and I still cant "reach" him because he just cant talk.
How do I get through this with him? I want him to live a normal life. He HAS to touch some things in life like clothes and shoes!!! AND FOOD!!! He cant go hungry forever! He also gags on EVERYTHING he eats!
What will help this child?