My toddler son has SID. Potty training problems?
(Santa Clarita, California)
My son has been diagnosed with SID. He has had muscle issue since he was a baby. Started Physical therapy at 9 months old (has mild hypotonia), started speech therapy at 2 years, and will now be starting OT. He is very little for his age and delayed in alot of areas about a year. I never realized how many symptoms this syndrome can cause. He does not have any issues with taste, smells or sounds, it effects his balance/coordination, impulses, lack of pain when falling, and HYPERACTIVITY which i am at my wits end with. I don't know what to do to help calm him down. He could stay up for 36 hours straight.
I guess I have two questions. The first is, he just turned 4 and does not seem to even be close to being potty trained. He has gone peepee on the potty a few times when I leave his diaper off (but has also pee'd on the floor when I do this). He will scream and throw a tantrum if I know he is starting to go #2 and try to get him to sit on the potty. Some people have told me I need to get rid of the diapers. Let him pee/poop all over himself until he "get it". I think that is cruel. Is this a common issue with SID children?
Also, he is extremely hyper which my husband says is just being a "BOY". I have lupus and another auto-immune disorder and am very sick right now. He yells and screams alot and I have no idea what to do to calm him down. He has a horrible sleep schedule and a poor diet (he doesn't like to eat many foods but loves sweets). Is there a supplement or special diet he should be on? Any advice would be so greatly appreciated. Being sick myself, I don't have the strength to google all the info on this disorder right now. Im hoping I can get some advice from you until I am well enough to get more info on my own.
Thank you so much for any info.
Melissa, mommy of Ryan