Jody - posted on 04/11/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello ladies, I am a 20 year old recently single mother to an 8 month old named Karsten. I was married and recently began the divorce process for our emotional and physical safety. Anyways, my son has always been high needs and was recently diagnosed with sensory processing disorder. He is in PT and starts OT tomorrow, as well as early intervention. He also sees a speech/feeding therapist monthly due to his oral aversiveness. He was born at 36 weeks, and has struggled medically throughout his life. He was in the NICU for 5 days with brady events, apnea, etc. The hospital didn't take too good of care, and I am sure that is partially at fault for his issues. Anyways, he has severe reflux and food allergies, trouble sleeping, is aged around a 4 month old developmentally, and is overall very difficult. I am learning more about this disorder and am coping with it the best that I can, and am okay with the fact that he may not be the "perfect" kid. He is perfect for me, though :) Does anybody else have experience with a diagnosis this young? Thank you!