Please Help! Anyone!
(Colorado Springs, CO)
My son is now two and a half years old and I still do not have any kind of diagnosis for his behaviors. A child psychologist I saw once suggested that he might have this SPD, but I am still unsure. Other doctors have thought autism or bipolar disorder, but I still have not received any resources, solutions, or help of any kind.
It breaks my heart everyday that my son is two and a half, and I still do not know how to comfort him or calm him down. Since he was an infant, he has always been a little difficult, with a bad temperament. He would never let me leave his side, go out of his eyesight, ride in the car, sit in a swing or walker, go on any playground equipment.
When he hit about 9 months old the "temper tantrums" started. These are spectacular and I hesitate to call them that because I don't really feel that is what they are. They are violent, rage attacks where he is out of control and doesn't even know what he is upset about. He is very particular about how things look, how they are handed to him, and how things feel. Right now we are battling over diapers and how they don't feel right to him. He will start out by pulling at it and saying "ow", then he falls to the floor and will kick and scream and hit himself sometimes for as much as two hours at a time, or on and off all day.
The other thing that concerns me is he seems to have a very sensitive stomach, and I don't know if I need to get him tested for food allergies or sensitivities, or try changing his diet. I have tried for two and a half years now to explain to doctors and therapists what is going on with him, and I feel like no one is listening to me or understanding me. If anyone has any insight I would be so grateful to hear it.
P.S. We do have some great days!