I talked about the “food therapy” my daughter needed in this post earlier in the week. One thing that I still can’t get over with all the drama of therapy and doctor’s visits is why her SPD wasn’t caught sooner. Some of this was ignorance on our part but another part was the fact that the doctor’s didn’t seem to be concerned.
My new favorite phrase- “suck it up buttercup”. I say it to myself every time I get frustrated with this therapy stuff and I’ll say it to anyone that’s going through the same thing. Accept what the doctor is telling you, accept that you are going to have to invest some time and money to “fix” things and accept the fact that it’s possible not a single one of your friends will understand. Just suck it up now and avoid the frustration later.
One more piece of advice that someone shared with me after I was beyond frustrated with my daughter’s food issues: there is nothing…NOTHING you could have done differently to change things. I fought with this for awhile, and even now with my son think “if we could have just done more tummy time or put him in his crib differently”. You’ll go crazy thinking of all the things you COULD have done to prevent whatever it is the doctor is telling you is “wrong”. Forget about it, these things happen.
I must add here that I realize how absolutely, positivity blessed I am to have two perfectly happy and HEALTHY children. I know some parents that would deal with texture issues or a flat head in a heartbeat compared to what medial issues their kid is going through or has gone through. I tell myself this every time I want to hit my head against a wall with this stuff.