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*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
10th Jul '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Hayden's~Mommy~:</b>" Hello, I haven't been on here in awhile! My daughter was recently diagnosed with SPD. She is 2.5 and ... [snip!] ... special needs teaching, but obviously taking classes on something is completely different than having a first hand experience."</blockquote>




Welcome! Im glad your LO is getting help. Its great that shes not behind in her development.

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
10th Jul '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting N & Em's Mama:</b>" Hi, I'm Jamie. My son, Nicholas, is 3 yrs old (in a couple weeks) and he has SPD among other issues. ... [snip!] ... of this out. Sorry about the novel but thanks for listening. If there's any advice at all, I'm all ears. Thank you, ladies."</blockquote>



Welcome. I can relate with the water issues. My daughter isnt bad with water play but bathing is another story.

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
10th Jul '12

Sorry its been so long ladies. My fibromyalsia has been bad for 2 weeks now (af always makes it worse). Ive had a hard time with everyday stuff and am just so exhausted. Still getting up every few hours to ask the kids if they need the latrine. No accidents in close to 2 weeks tho.. yay! Dh leaves in a few days for his annual training with the army so im hoping to have some energy by then!

N&Em'sMama ○ Jamie 34 kids; Illinois 11838 posts
15th Jul '12
Quoting *J*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting N & Em's Mama:</b>" Hi, I'm Jamie. My son, Nicholas, is 3 yrs ... [snip!] ... Welcome. I can relate with the water issues. My daughter isnt bad with water play but bathing is another story."


Hi :)

Anything that helps you with getting your daughter okay with the bathing? We've tried lots of things but I'm open to hearing anything that can help. His last couple showers weren't terrible but I hate to get my hopes up, kwim? I know even a little bit is progress but his water fear is also nowhere near over yet.

~Hayden's~Mommy~ 1 child; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 1578 posts
17th Jul '12

hi ladies. i have a quick question.



My daughter starts her OT on monday but I'm just exhausted and i don't know what to do at this point. Like i said before, my daughter had her tonsils out last monday and its hard enough on a 2.5 yr old let alone one that has SPD.



Well she hasn't been doing good at all. Over the past 2 days her meltdowns are beyond horrible. i can normally get her to come down from a meltdown esp because i know what caused it. With being on pain meds and having so much change in the last week i couldn't even tell you why she's flipping out. now. Its lasting 30-45 min and I've tried everything to help her. Its to the point i just let her g, but she comes and sits in front of me and flips out (like she wants me to help or do something). She won't let me touch her, talk to her, give her the things the normally help her.



Today she flipped out for 40 min and just kept saying "i can't help it". Its breaking my heart that i cannot help my own child. She finally calmed down and went to sleep around 8 only to wake up flipping out again around 930.



I'm just lost right now. Its been the longest week with 3 visits back to the ER.



Any advice?

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
17th Jul '12
Quoting N & Em's Mama:" Hi :) Anything that helps you with getting your daughter okay with the bathing? We've tried lots ... [snip!] ... but I hate to get my hopes up, kwim? I know even a little bit is progress but his water fear is also nowhere near over yet."


She can sit in the water with toys. But when i go to touch her youd think i was slicing her open or something. Its at the point all I can do is wash her up as quickly as i can while she screams.. I feel bad but she HAS to be bathed.

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
17th Jul '12
Quoting ~Hayden's~Mommy~:" hi ladies. i have a quick question. My daughter starts her OT on monday but I'm just exhausted and i ... [snip!] ... out again around 930. I'm just lost right now. Its been the longest week with 3 visits back to the ER. Any advice? "

Have you tried swaddling her with her arms out for a few minutes or letting her run around in a tight bathing suite?

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
17th Jul '12
Quoting ~Hayden's~Mommy~:" hi ladies. i have a quick question. My daughter starts her OT on monday but I'm just exhausted and i ... [snip!] ... out again around 930. I'm just lost right now. Its been the longest week with 3 visits back to the ER. Any advice? "


Hopefully once things calm down the meltdowns will slow down. I dont know that there is much you can do really. If you dont know what it is then you cant try to steer clear and keep them from starting and you cant help stop them. A lot of the time Faith says she doesnt want to be touched but it helps her if i hold her tight. lots of pressure, try to massage or rub her. Give her some extra input while shes freaking out. but i can only do that when she's stopped just screaming and is crying/screaming mixed. Its hard to explain, i've just learned to recognize that instant where I can jump in. I would get ahold of a developmental pediatrician to see if they have ideas.

N&Em'sMama ○ Jamie 34 kids; Illinois 11838 posts
18th Jul '12
Quoting *J*:" She can sit in the water with toys. But when i go to touch her youd think i was slicing her open or ... [snip!] ... Its at the point all I can do is wash her up as quickly as i can while she screams.. I feel bad but she HAS to be bathed."


I know what you mean. That's what I just do... bathe/wash him through the screaming. I guess there really isn't any tricks. It's just get through it as fast but thorough as possible.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
1st Aug '12

I feel like crying. DD has been in trouble at school for not listening, talking too much and not staying seated. She knows what she is supposed to do and comes home with "bad" reports daily.



Back ground story: She is going into kindergarten, but last year she was in preschool. Her anxiety was so much that she refused to talk to anyone. She had no friends. Wouldn't follow any directions at all.



Now, she is in summer school going into kindergarten in the end of august, now she won't stop talking, has a lot of friends and is refusing to do the work at all.



:( This is just a vent, I guess. I really have no idea what to do anymore. I've tried positive reinforcement. I've tried taking away privileges. I've tried a combo of both. ..... :screams:

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
2nd Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" I feel like crying. DD has been in trouble at school for not listening, talking too much and not staying ... [snip!] ... do anymore. I've tried positive reinforcement. I've tried taking away privileges. I've tried a combo of both. ..... :screams:"</blockquote>




Oh no. :( I wish i knew some way to help.

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
10th Aug '12

How is everyone doing? What positive things are happening with our children?



I'm working on getting donations from friends and family to help get Faith school a new pedal race car. So far it is looking pretty good. Really warms my heart to have people help Faith and her friends.



The tenex is also working wonders for Faith and she is really excelling in her therapy because of it which makes me one happy mama.

Nut ღ Meg Beverly Hills, CA, United States 40235 posts
10th Aug '12
Quoting *J*:" How is everyone doing? What positive things are happening with our children? I'm working on getting ... [snip!] ... tenex is also working wonders for Faith and she is really excelling in her therapy because of it which makes me one happy mama."


Hey :)



Nothing really new here. Summer school, OT and positive reinforcement is really our life.... along with play dates and as much social exposure I can get her into as possible...

*J* 50 kids; 14412 posts
10th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Meg ♥:</b>" Hey :) Nothing really new here. Summer school, OT and positive reinforcement is really our life.... along with play dates and as much social exposure I can get her into as possible..."</blockquote>




All great things!

N&Em'sMama ○ Jamie 34 kids; Illinois 11838 posts
10th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting *J*:</b>" How is everyone doing? What positive things are happening with our children? I'm working on getting ... [snip!] ... tenex is also working wonders for Faith and she is really excelling in her therapy because of it which makes me one happy mama."</blockquote>




My son is starting to get a little better at times with the water. He starts his SN school on the 27th! He's getting the teacher we wanted him to get and there are great therapists there as well. It'll be an adjustment for all of us but I know this will be so good for him.