No Pain

Hope - posted on 08/03/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 14 month old son was recently diagnosed with sensory disorder, and I can't seem to locate anyone in my area with children with the same issue.
My son feels no pain-at all. He has melt-downs that can last for 2-3 hours and if he can't calm himself down he hurts himself. He has thrown him self down on concrete, bit himself and left bruises, and his hair is just now long enough to grab and he is starting to pull it out.
I have heard that issues like this are common among young children diagnosed, but as a mom I can't stand to see him hurt himself. Does any one have recommendations on how to help him, or at least protect him when he is one of these moods?

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Hope - posted on 08/20/2011

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Thank you. I'll definitely check it out. We have done the journal as well but it just seems like there is no definite trigger and what works one time may only work once. I did take him to the store today and let him pick out his own blanket. He picked a super soft and fuzzy one. He had about an hour melt down a little while ago and after I got him to where he'd let me hold him with out being bit I rubbed it on his back and he finally cried himself to sleep. It's just scary.

I recently started back to school and have no help so putting him in day care terrifies me. If I have trouble handling him at times I don't know what will happen in that aspect. And I'm due in January. Not only am I afraid it is genetic and I am going to have two melting down at the same time he's getting more violent to those around him and I'm afraid he may hurt her =(
If anyone has any suggestions I'd love to hear them. =)
And thanks for your input Schyla

Schyla - posted on 08/04/2011

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sometimes you have to gently but physicaly restrain him. My daughter is the same way she hits herself bits herself and pulls her hair out and when she's in a full blown 2-3 hour meltdown the only way to calm her is to wrap her entire body in a kingsized microfiber blanket as tight as we can and then sit and hold her she calms down with the tops of her feet being rubbed so I will also lay on top of her and rub the bridge of her nose and speak calmly we also have been keeping a journal what triggers a melt down what helps it how long it lasted this helps us know what will and won't work her melt down were horrible till we figured out she responded to pressure and because we know a lot of her triggers we've figured out ways to avoid them if possible and if not how to handle them quickly. There are lots of resources out there for you Try the SPD Blogger network I've gotten LOTS of help on there! best of luck

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