Amanda - posted on 10/16/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
my son was diagnosed on sept 29th. I'm a young single mom with two kids. My son is two and a half and austistic. my daughter is only 13 months and I'm not worried. shes already at about the smae level as my son.
I'm having a few issues with him. for one, he won't eat. I'm not sure what im suppose to do. I don't make enough money to make and throw out a bunch of food. his aversions varie so its sort of a guess to see what he will and won't eat. I don't want him to starve himself... He trows his food if he doesn't want it and i leave it.
another is his fits. He throws the worst temper tantrums. nothing i do calms him down. try and talk to him and he closes his eyes and trows himself/falls to the floor. try and give him anything and he trows it at you, try and pick him up he kicks, screams, squirms, hits. he'll pick things up and throw them. I'm always scared he's gonna hurt his little sister. whats worse is she sees his behaviour and is starting to copy it! any suggestions on different approches?
He also seems to have an exterm attachment to his bottle. I've tried putting him to sleep without it. I've exhausted him completely and he will STILL stay up for hours and hours screaming until he gets the bottle. when he gets really mad or upset he'll shove his fingers down his throat and make himself puke so I can't just let him scream all night. He also has siezures so I'm also scared of letting him get too angery uncase he has one.
and last problem. medication. He's on med for his siezures but everynight its a fight to get him to take them. they come in pill form so i have to crush them up and add some chcoclate sauce so he can take them. but everynight its basicly me forcing it down his throat. some nights i have to get someone to come help me by holding him down. (he's a big boy.. 36lbs and 3'2 at his one year appt)
If anyone can give me any advice on any of these issues it would be grately appreciated!