Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The Worse of Autism
There are a lot of things that I hate about the level of Autism Mickie suffers from. The sleepless nights, the bathroom accidents, the huge messes, the lack of speech, the medical needs, the digestive problems, etc.
A few weeks ago, he left the kitchen empty and put everything he could on the other side of the safety gate, but I can live with that. I just hate the self injuries. I could live with all the other behaviors and problems, but when I see the damage he inflicts on himself I just can't bare it.
A few days ago, Mickie came home looking terrible. His eyes were bruised and he had a cut under each eye. I guess he was lucky he bleed through those cuts or he would have had two black eyes.
The report from school stated that he got frustrated while waiting-he doesn't like too wait and that day, he just lost it.
He was very cranky and seem to be in pain for most of the afternoon, but a pain reliever seemed to help.
Sometimes he bangs his head, but for the most part he places his closed fists on his eye sockets and presses down really hard and this is how the cuts happen. When he does it at home, we always try our best to detour him or stop him, but at school they don't like to restrain him.
I hadn't seen him like this in such a while that it was very shocking. When his sisters saw him, they were very sad too. Luckily the next morning he looked a lot better and the pain seemed to have gone away.