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April 28th, 2009, 08:38 AM
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Teighan, who is 15 mos., got an assessment yesterday & he's going into OT for his eating problems. They believe he has Sensory Integration Dysfunction, something that my now 8 year old had/has. They've already tested Teighan for obstructions in his throat, there aren't any. So they have to work w/ him. They'll be coming over at lunch time to work w/ him & his feedings. Teighan refuses solids other than Gerber puree foods stage 2, and can't handle anything but formula (Alimentum)... aside from the eating issues, his development is perfect, walking, babbling, everything else is normal, it's his eating/feeding that's not. So... here comes MORE work on my part w/ child #4 (last child BTW). Thankfully it's just eating, but it's still, just one more "issue" on my table along w/ my DSS w/ ADHD, my DS w/ Sensory issues, my toddler w/ all the issues, and now my little guy w/ this... Did I mention that my 8 year old is in therapy too? I have so much on my plate & no respect from ANYONE. My DS' baseball coach volunteered me to run the snack bar during games. I was like "uh... I realize that although many parents can volunteer their extra time, I don't have any"... I mean, you don't tell someone they have to volunteer.

Enough already, I don't even have to time to shower some days, how on earth would that work exactly at a snack bar w/ Teighan who's 15 mos. just starting to walk, Cooper who's developmental delay w/ hypotonia, torticollis, deaf etc... and then try to serve customers/parents? Seriously... give me a "break"... I need one, not more obligations.

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April 28th, 2009, 09:24 AM
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Ugh!! That is just what you need, right?? I'm so sorry. I have a feeling Danny is in the same boat with sensory issues; he's nearly 14 months and will take up to stage 3, but nothing beyond that, no matter how much we work with it.

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April 28th, 2009, 09:53 AM
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((Hugs)) I know it's overwhelming. Deep breathes and one day at a time. It's a good thing he's getting therapy, it will help him. You are doing a great job getting the care your kiddos need.

It's interesting that you say he won't take anything but formula/milk and stage 2 purees. Ava is exactly the same way. She will have a swallow study next week.

Your son's coach will have to find someone else. Tell him it's not do-able right now. I'm sure when they get older (and better!), you will get a chance to help. I know it's a pain. I had to turn down teaching a dance to 2nd grade cheerleaders, which I love to do. I don't have the time either.


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April 29th, 2009, 11:38 AM
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Wow. How thoughtless and rude of the coach! Surely he knows at least PART of what you're already going through!

I'm sorry that Teighan has to start yet another appointment obligation, but I hope that it will help him SO MUCH! OT people can be amazing sometimes. Here's hoping that the services aren't needed for long!

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April 29th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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I feel the same way. Alex is in school, gets both occupational therapy and speech therapy there but it just isn't enough. So I suppliment speech outside of school and he just finished occupational therapy. Katie is in occupational therapy and I am in the process of getting her evaluated for special education. Aiden has torticollis so will be starting physical therapy soon. It seems like the therapy is never ending.

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April 30th, 2009, 01:10 AM
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My neighbors boy had similar eating issues, and was finally dxd when he was 4. I think it's great that you're on top of things and getting the baby in early.

My 2nd has some speech issues and texture/eating problems so he received his eval for speech, and we're just waiting on insurance to approve it (they're so slow!!!). I'm just hoping that we can piggy back times with my other son so I'm not making a third trip out there each week.
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