posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 05:52 PM
Not really a rant per se, but I need to talk about this.
Right now, I'm looking at my incredible 6 year old son, and I fear for him.
My son has a host of problems. He's incredibly small for his age; he's so small, in fact, that he's not even on the growth charts. Although he will
turn seven in a little more than a month, he's about the size of an average four year old. We take him twice a year to the endocrinologist, who is
monitoring his growth and want us to consider human growth hormone. We can't afford it, so right now it's not an option (and I don't know that we
would do it even if we could).
He has a lazy eye, and must wear an eye patch for six hours a day. This has been ongoing for two years, and he hates it. Making him wear it is an
This is his second year in kindergarten, I demanded he be retained last year. Last year was terrible....his behavior underwent a drastic
transformation. He would fly into rages, sometimes throwing furniture or hurting others.
We had him evaluated by countless doctors and therapists. Occupational therapy decided he has sensory input issues, and I agree with them. He cannot
handle loud noises, crowds, chaos, etc. The OT put him on a "sensory diet" to limit the amount of stimulation he's exposed too, and he's made a
lot of progress.
Academically, he's great in math. I can give him a two step word problem and he can calculate the answer mentally faster than most kids could using
paper and pencil. His reading....not so good. Part of this is because he has speech issues, mispronouncing sounds when you're learning to read is
He was having a better year, but this past week we've seen a return in the hair-trigger rages and violent behavior. I've charted his rages but can
find no common trigger.
We are taking him to a developmental specialist on Monday, I hope we can find a way to help him.
My heart is breaking....my wonderful, precious child is struggling with all these issues and I don't know how to help him.
Thanks for letting me vent, ATS.