Is wondering if any other parents are going through the same thing?
I am a 35 year old mom of 4 beautiful children. My daughter at 4 1/2 years old was diagnosed with SPD... from the time of birth she hated being in car seats, as time progressed, she did not want to wear socks,pants,long sleeved shirt,etc...
When she was 2 years old I kept telling her pediatrician that something did not seem right with her.... he kept telling me it was something she would out grow, finally after long struggles with her just to wear socks, he referred me to an amazing occupational therapist... my daughter is now five years old... she has been seeing the occupational therapist for 4 months, on a weekly basis....
We have tried the body brushing, the ball roll, etc. and me reading many books about SPD. However, my daughter has only gotten worse, she has a severe case "only" of the Clothing SPD, she will only wear one dress, that I have to wash on a daily basis, she will only wear one pair of boots, and now spring is approaching, the boots need to go, I know a battle will unfold, before, underwear never bothered her, now she is changing them 8 or 10 times a day, stating they are not tight enough and breaking into major rages while she is pulling them off.
She will be entering school in the fall, but as it stands I cannot send her like this, if I even mention pants, socks, sneakers, or the "not the right Undies" she breaks out in a MAJOR tantrum.
In these rages she also has said things to me that she wants to cut her head off, or jump out a window, because of these outburst of anger, my 3 boys suffer too, because everything with her is an issue,if it involves cloths, Just recently she went for her 5 year check-up and her pediatrician suggested I put her on an anti-depressant, because he feels she has anxiety,OCD, etc.
I really do not want to do that.... I read the side effects, and I just can't put her on medication, My heart breaks every time I see her break into a rage over clothes, other than the SPD, she is extremely smart, very lovable, she is my princess.
I cry every night & pray she will get over this to live a somewhat normal life.
Has anyone had the same issue's with their child or have any advice to give, it would be so much appreciated.
thanks to all,
Mom of a beautiful special little girl