Monday, May 28, 2007

Meltdown Mode


I think that would best desribe how Nick has been these last few days. We are constantly trying to prevent him from destroying the house. His frustration can reach an all time high in a matter of seconds, and before you know it he has put five new dents in the walls. I don't want to keep saying that this is so hard-when I know most kids have tantrums-but it is VERY hard when Nick's tantrums are caused by loud noises, or even noises we would not consider loud. Yesterday he went ballistic when we used a small air pump to blow up a plastic pool. Sometimes we tend to "forget" that Nick can be sensitive to such things-and noises you would not think send him spiraling out of control. His answer to every little thing right now is to bang his head or hit himself. It is like we trade one thing for another-Nick's speech has picked up somewhat; but he is easily frustrated. During times where he is not as verbal, he does not hurt himself as much. It is a cycle. I am hoping this "siege" is quickly over.

4 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm sorry you are going through a rough patch. You are doing a great job by yourself and deserve a pat on the back.

The special needs preschool coordinator for our city told me to expect a lack in one area when an increase in another is happening. Wes went through the same thing. His speech was increasing, yet his behavior was horrendous. Hang in there. At some point it might just even itself out.

sweetpeas said...

My thoughts are with you. ~Kelli~

Dana said...

Beautiful eyes, beautiful boy! Hang in there Amy. I know what it's like to have more bad days than good, but remember it just makes those good days more special. Our boys are a handful and sometimes you'll find that to take one step forward in one area they take two steps back in another. All you can do is hope that at some point it will even out. We are here for you, hope you know that.

Anonymous said...

hey amy (this is kris)...I have made it to your page...it sounds like...things are just chaoic for you right now...and i hope you'll find balance with everything...take a moment...to sit outside and think...to hear nothing...and just "relax" a'little before continuing your journey with Nick:D