Prickly sensations in my son's hands
My son is 8 years old and has SPD. Lately he is getting sensations in his hands. He describes it as getting splinters. Sometimes it gets so bad that he has a complete meltdown and screams.
The only thing I have found to take his mind off of it, but it doesn't actually help is cold ice packs. Has anyone else experienced this with their child? I have not taken him to a neurologist yet because I'm afraid they won't be able to give me any answers.
I am hoping there might be someone else who has experienced this... let's see if anyone responds, ok?
Meanwhile... I do have two thoughts/comments.
First, it does sound more like a specific neurological issue... I'm not so sure this is SPd related. My gut says it isn't, from what you describe.
Second, you say you have not taken him to a neurologist because you are "afraid they won't be able to give me any answers."? Hmmm... seems to me you DO need an answer and NOT taking him based on that specific reason is, well, not the best idea. On the flip side... what if you take him and they DO find an explanation? I would go into it with that idea... pursue an answer until you get one! He is clearly uncomfortable. Have you talked to his pediatrician yet? You certainly may want to start there and I would also highly recommend a trip to a neurologist... make the appointment as sometimes it takes many weeks to get in to see one. Don't be afraid of not getting an answer... you will find one if you act on it. You can find a doc that will have an answer... please do it for your son, ok?
Let us know if/when you DO get an answer for this. Meanwhile... does anyone else have any ideas or have you experienced a similar sensation? Some direction for Cindy would be great. Thanks in advance.