by Sarah Armes
Heck yes!! I had no idea what was up with my son. I thought he was a fussy baby but at his 1st birthday I knew something was wrong. The first 3 years of his life were SSOO hard on our whole family.
I read an article about sensory integration disorder and it was like the heavens opened- I heard singing I swear. I went to my pediatrician and he was skeptical but supportive. I took my son to a developmental specialist and they weren't sure if he had Aspergers (he was a little too young to diagnose) but he was diagnosed with "sensory problems".
I have 3 other kids and work 4 hours a week in a daycare so I KNOW that all kids have quirks. I'm pretty sure all kids have at least 1 of their senses that is a little over or under sensitive but my son definitely stands out.
I really don't care what "experts" say. My own husband didn't believe me. Only a person who was/is around my son 24/7 like me would understand. At times I'm so overwhelmed by him like when he hasn't eaten a real meal in 4 days. Sometimes I feel sorry for him like when he plays by himself when there's a room full of kids that want to play with him. Sometimes I feel sorry for myself... I just want to hold him and sing to him and he won't let me.
SPD is real. It's an issue and we need "experts" on our side because I need help.