My toddler is seeing things and is terrified

Sade - posted on 07/09/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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I'm a single young mom raising a now 5yr daughter. My daughter started to see things at the age of four. She would scream and cry at the top of her lungs like you would have thought someone was killing her. It would happen at night when she would spend the night at my moms while I went to work. She would wake up out of her sleep and scream bloody murder and point to things and look as tho she is seeing something in front of her or in the corner of the room or on the ceilings. She described it as jellyfish, she said she could see thru them and they were floating around everywhere. I would leave work and try and comfort her till she fell asleep hours later but the next day the same thing. Then when she came home she would see them at my house as well. Then it got so bad to where as soon as it would get dark she would began screaming because she would see it. Also a few times she would see it in the day time. I was terrified for her I didn't know what to do I prayed and consulted her pediatrician and they just told me kids go through these things. After a while it stopped but then she turned 5 and this summer she did it again for one night. Now that she was older I asked her to describe it for me and she said it was blurry and it floated around like a jellyfish, she said it had eyes and she said somethi g to the extent of legs or ropes I guess like tentacles or something I'm not sure she can still put it into words as it should be but she is trying her best to describe what she is seeing. I feel so sorry for her because there is nothing I can do. I will continue to pray because I don't know what else to do. Has anyone else had a similar problem? What did you do? Did it help?

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Dove - posted on 07/09/2016

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Developmentally she stopped being a toddler when she turned 3. As for seeing things... has she had her vision checked thoroughly? Do you have her also pray to not see it? Sometimes when something is scaring my son having HIM pray makes him not scared anymore. If it continues and gets bad again I would probably consider having her see a counselor. Not because something is 'wrong' w/ her, but because they may be able to help her work through whatever she is seeing and why she is seeing it.

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