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|Thu, 10-12-2006 - 2:08pm|
I'm new to this board but have posted on other boards. I have 5 children the oldest is 14 and the youngest, Moise (MO-EES) will be 6 in December. Moise has Congenital CMV, CP, Mental Retardation,autistic traits and deafness. He is currently functioning at about 15-20 months, walks with a walker and is Cochlear Implanted. He is the apple of our family's eye but he also presents a great deal of challenging situations to us.
This is somewhat of a sensitive, embarrassing issue to discuss but I'm at my wits end and hope someone here can offer some advice. Moise loves to be and es ALOT. I cannot walk out of the room without his putting his hands down his pants. He takes his pants off every chance he gets though this is often difficult as he wears AFO's (leg braces). At night he takes off his pajamas and diaper and even the knee immobilizers that he wears to bed. As Mo is not potty trained (we're working at it) this is a really big problem. Now that the weather here in Illinois is turning colder we really need to come up with a way to keep his clothes on him. I have tried sewing his pajama top and bottom together. I've tried PJ's that zip and we zip them up the back. I'v tried putting a onesie over the PJ's and pinning them together. He works his way out of all of these. During the day we bought spandex body suits to put under his clothes. This helps some but he has figured out how to go under the leg to open his diaper.
I would much appreciate any advice from anyone who's ever experienced anything similar. This problem has gotten completely out of hand.