Transitioning to school has been quite difficult for MM. She is doing well at school, but her behavior at home has been abhorrent. My sweet little girl with occasional meltdowns has turned into a full on melting pot. She has one everyday around 2:30 (about 1 1/2hrs after getting home). It doesn't matter where we are, what she is doing, she just melts. It can last anywhere from 30 minutes, but has been more on the upto 2 hour side. She is also crying every night at bedtime now, again lasting the same amount of time. Bed time has never been a problem for her. It is breaking my heart & I am feeling so bad for her.
I am also scared.
We have been very fortunate in being able to moderate her behavior until now. I am afraid that this will not pass & that this is how our life is going to be. I KNOW she has autism, I just have always felt blessed it was mild to moderate, being more mild most times. I am terrified of losing her to these meltdowns. She screams, cries, hurts herself. She is back to carrying a chewy tube full time cause she chewed through a watch & spot on her arm at school one day. (Of course, the teacher did not notice this. She says she is just "fine" at school.) She seems to have a lot of regression. The child who has never had an accident since being potty trained, has had 4 in that last 4 days. I also think she might have a UTI or an ear infection, so we are going to the doctor this afternoon (she still holds her pee a lot at school).
I just want my sweet girl back.
7 years ago