Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Hiccups and a step backward

Well, I spoke too soon the other night.
Aspie teen had a meltdown yesterday that, while it wasn't a major one, it still was a battle and damn exhausting.
It stopped as quickly as it started with him curled up in a ball, sobbing.
He's very clingy after these episodes asking for squishy (compression) hugs, profusely apologising and telling us how much he loves us.
I made him some pot pies which are fast becoming a favourite and a bit of comfort food for him.
He just generally entangled himself with both his dad and I on the couch and kept some form of physical contact with us throughout the rest of the day and night.
I have no idea if it was the GFDF pancakes I surprised him with at brekkie or the full moon (and eclipse) the other night (no, it's not an old wives' tale) or the nasty cold weather that upset his applecart but, currently, he's a happy and settled poppet doing his schoolwork without any problems.

4 comments:

@jencull (jen) said...

The full moon makes a difference to a lot of children on the spectrum. In our Facebook group there are always more posts about sleep problems and meltdowns around the full moon. I hope he stays ok, the meltdowns are so hard on everyone. Jen

Ro said...

Thanks, Jen.
So nice to hear from someone who 'gets' the full moon effects!

fiona2107 said...

I agree too Ro. The full moon theory is a very real thing.
And generally (being a Christian) I shy away from anything "kooky" or too out there but I have seen the effects of the full moon on my kids AND husband :)

Ro said...

Ta, Fi :)
As a nurse I used to see it often but a lot of people think it's a myth lol.