I’m new at this, but I think I am in for a learning experience.
My son Cris is 3 years old, a beautiful loving boy. He just started Headstart this august 2011, and he has a IEP because he has problems with his speech and motor skills. I have started this journey with my hopes high and I know there are going to be moments that I am going to hit the floor HARD. But I will get up again to fight for my son.
My husband is in denial right know. He tells me my son has nothing wrong, that he is just a normal kid. Some kids learn faster then others. My son’s OT says he might have SPD but she just gave me a piece of paper with some ideas and toys that I can buy to try to help my son. The psychologist at the school says he might have ADHD. They are still doing tests to see what he has.
I try to see things like my husband does. I try to make it seem that everything is ok. BUT there is something in my gut that says there is something not right…that I need to get Help. My son loves to touch everything possible, but everything, he needs it in his hands. He can’t stay still at all. When he sees things that he does not like he will scream, yell, fight and cling to me because he does not want to walk or go near it. He does not like loud sounds, truck, fireworks. He does not like going into a crowed area..etc..
Today went to school to pick him up. The teacher tells me that my son is bothering the other kids. He still does not eat in school, and he does not use the bathroom but rather waits until I pick him up to tell me he needs to use the bathroom.
Some people say to me that its because he has always been with me. I can’t keep saying he is okay. I can wish and wish, put on my red shoes but it is not going to change what I feel inside. He needs help. Would you let a person bleed to death just because you think it will get better????
These are my tough questions…every time I see my son.
Time to act.