Sooooo Tired (and new here)!!!!!!!!!

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Registered: 04-06-2005
Sooooo Tired (and new here)!!!!!!!!!
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Wed, 01-21-2009 - 5:39pm

Although we are waiting for our full eval, my DS has definite sensory issues. HE NEVER STOPS craving stimulation (can't self regulate) so he constantly moves, hits, licks, runs, yells...you get the idea...on top of not napping and night waking. I just can feel my eye twitching and sense I will go crazy any day now. Not a help that we also have an 18 mo DD and 4 mo DS and our tiny house with no basement or yard or his own room leaves me with NO WHERE to put him when he breaks out into his routine. My other two little ones are always irritable because they can never sleep, as he just cannot be quiet.

It is a constant battle that typical mothers (my own included) cannot understand. If I hear one more person tell me he is "just active" or that I need to discipline him, I will scream. I have the 3 kids for 10 hour days and when I ask my husband to take over while I go lie down, take a shower, etc., it is like I am asking the world sometimes. He is a very good help, but does not realize the intensity of my days.

I am so emotionally and physically drained. DH says I just want to punish him when he gets home from work. But I wish he would get just how hard it can be all day, every day. Not to mention that these are his children too. :) feeling sorry for myself, I guess. :(

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Registered: 04-19-2006
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 8:18am
((HUGS)) Is he going to get OT? OT can help so much. Sensory issues tend to get better with age and in a few years you'll look back and feel acomplished that you made it through, everything will seem so easy after that. hang in there and know we are here if you need to vent. Welcome to the board.
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Registered: 04-06-2005
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 10:03am
He will be seen by an OT at the full eval on 2/2 along with a psych and speech therapist. If there is more than a 25% delay, he will qualify for therapy.
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Registered: 10-05-2006
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 12:28pm

I hope he qualifies for the therapy, if not I would look into an OT privately. My son is 2 1/2 and his sensory is more tactile defensive rather than being overactive. He has been seeing an OT finally for his issues and it has

   

 

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-06-2005
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 12:39pm

Thanks. We had a talk last night and I told him that I cannot be "on" 24/7. He turned his eyes to the floor and quietly said "I know." He admits he just hates doing what I have to do. He LOVES his kids, but doesn't want to/can't deal with them when things get hard. But it is like this for me every day..3 kids; 3 and under; alone for 10 hour days.

Thank you for your kind words...they mean the world to me!

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Registered: 10-05-2006
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 3:52pm
It sounds like it was a great talk! I'm glad you said something and that he was real with you! I hope you start feeling some relief soon! You can vent to me anytime, if you don't mind if I do the same! ;)
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