Urinary symptoms possible complication of SPD?
by Julie Woodson
(Offutt AFB, NE)
My son is five years old. He was diagnosed, if you can say that, at the age of 18 months with SPD. We did Occupational Therapy for years and he seemed to be doing better; no more crying when eating applesauce or yogurt or when his hands and face are messy. He even plays with playdough and sand and MUD! There was a lot more to it then but too much to go into detail.
Now two years later he seems to be having issues with urination. He says that he has to go but nothing will come out and he only seems to do this when it is time to get dressed, or when there is too much activity going on. He has had some urine cultures and tests done and there was blood in one but none since the first, the rest are clear. I have noticed the pattern and it seems to relate to his pants and the tags in his clothes.
Could this be all sensory related, can it come back again after it has been out of the picture for a long time? This has happened over the last month since he had an ear infection and took antibiotics? I will make sure that there is no physical cause, but I truly believe that he is regressing if you will back to having the same sensory issues as he did when he was younger.