Good morning! I enclosed a photo of me in my swim suit this morning. What do ya think? Pretty daring huh?
Turns out after yesterday mornings fight Taz covered his mouth with his scarf and didn't get any blood on his clothes. Whew! Glad for that. A friend gave me the great idea of having Bear pay to dry clean what ever is bloody and so he will pay to dry clean the scarf.
I wanted to update on some medical things we have been checking into. The doctor checked Bear's hormone levels a while back. They were low but not low enough to be a disorder of some sort. He still sent us to an endicrinologist to see if it could effect his mood. He did more blood work yesterday and is checking not only the hormone levels but had some concern over his thyroid numbers.
If your child has been in attachment therapy for over a year and you are not making any progress; if you feel you are following the advice of your attachment therapist and truly living attaching parenting behavior and still your child is stuck; if you have tried psychiatrists and every medication known to mankind with no change; I would seek out a neuropsychologist for a full evaluation. That is how we found the sensory integration dysfunction and the dysthymia. I would also talk to your doctor about checking hormone (if age appropriate) and thyroid levels and ask them to make sure there are no medical reasons for the moodiness. All we can do is keep exploring the possibilities. If your child is diagnosed with RAD the attachment threatment can be effective. But if there are other things coming into play they can be holding your child back in attachment as well. Keep looking. Never, never, never quit.