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I feel like right now I just need to VENT. I have no one to talk too. My FIL thinks theres nothing wrong with my kid still & my mother is the same. I am really starting to wonder if there is more to my kids issues then just SPD & hypotonia. He barely eats still. He is currently wearing a theratog ( which all his therapist ) wanted him to get. He's got leg braces ordered.. Should be here within the next 3 weeks & same goes for his helmet. My sweet little boy is turning until a little devil. I feel like as soon as the day starts, he starts. The never-ending tantrums. The aggression & his just bad behavior. Hes only 19 months old. He is constantly getting hurt. He has already had a skull fracture. Every time he bangs his head ( daily ) he will not stop hurting himself till he will wear himself out or give him a bloody nose. He is due to have a MRI on Thursday. I am hoping that has an answer. We are on a waiting list to see a Neurologist but that is not till July. He doesn't stop. He runs non-stop. He doesn't stop to play with toys, hes constantly on the move. His eating habits suck. He still doesn't touch anything really. Today he didn't even eat anything except drink all day. I am also a working mom. ( part time ). So my son is home with my husband while I am at work. We also have another child who is 4. She acts out a lot. I think its jealousy over the attention her brother gets. Sometimes I feel like I am just going crazy. Like on a never ending roller coaster and I cant get off. When does it get better? Angry My son has wide variety when it comes to SPD. Hes a sensory seeker, and also has issues with textures, and balance, and pretty much every other department with SPD. Bath time = HELL. I have to put him in the bath with tons of soap & water .. while he screams bloody murder for 30 seconds.. then he is climbing out. DONT even think about washing his hair. I've done all the research, read all the books. But the one answer I am looking for is... WHEN DOES IT GET BETTER? Or does it? He's in PT, OT, and speech. I see some improvement with his stranger anxiety.. but other than that I feel like everything has just gone hill and continues to get worse each day. Sorry for all this... I just need a space to VENT.. without judgment. and another question....what happens if in a few years when he has to go to school if he hasn't gotten a control over this aggression.. I guess I am just one stressed out mommy here.
*hugs you hard*
hope someone can give you an indication (we're still quite early in our journey).

All the best.
My daughter also banged her head on the floor during tantrums, which was several times a day. I hate to be a broken record, but try the Feingold Diet. No more tantrums since we figured out she was having a reaction to BHT (a preservative) which is hidden in many foods--not necessarily on the label.
(05-27-2013 09:57 PM)LAC1961 Wrote: [ -> ]My daughter also banged her head on the floor during tantrums, which was several times a day. I hate to be a broken record, but try the Feingold Diet. No more tantrums since we figured out she was having a reaction to BHT (a preservative) which is hidden in many foods--not necessarily on the label.

Thanks. I think I am going to try that! We are supposed to have an apt with a GI specialist to get him tested for different allergies and intolerances
You gave me flashbacks to when my son was that age, we used to have to keep an octagon play fence set up in living room, he would not stop! He just ran everywhere!!!!!! It did get better, took some time, but the running got better. I am sorry I know how hard that is. Even though he does not do that anymore I still am always on my guard for him to dart off or to do a lot of the things he used to do! Just keep doing what you are doing it will feel like forever, but he will get there. Vent anytime!!!!!
Thanks guys for all the support it helps a lot.
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