Michelle - posted on 05/12/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )
my 16 year old stepson is verry low functioning, he does not speak, not potty trained ect well he is at our house about 3 nights a week and he has always been prone to meltdown but for the last couple of months they have been out of control, they happen almost every time he is here, they last about 2 hours, he scream, stomps up and down so hard the house shakes, he hits himself and sweats through all of his clothes. according to his mom he does not do this at home (not sure if i believe her, she is kind of in denial about how bad his meltdowns are) nothing has changed here he does have stomach issues and has hard stools I think some of it may have to do with that but his mom wont take him to a gastro dr, im not sure if that is the prob or something medical, well i sugested that on nights that his mom is not working and we were supposed to take him maybe he should just stay home if he gets so upset being here and is fine at home? I mean why put him through that? what put us all through that? at least until we find out what the problem is, well they all think i am a monster for suggesting that? any ideas how to deal with this??