Firstly I need to apologise for taking so long to update this blog but I’ve genuinely not had the time with working 10 hour shifts and then trying(unsuccessfully I might add) to support my partner with caring for Logan and our other children.
My partner really has drawn the short straw so to speak with me working, it actually feels more like I’m having a break being at work then it does being at home at times. Although that’s all about to change as my 6 month temporary employment contract is due to finish at Christmas.
Over the past couple of weeks its been the birthday of our other children, this in itself caused issues. Presents being opened by Logan’s younger sister turned in to a disaster, as he had a major melt down because she wouldn’t open them in the order he demanded and then when he calmed down within seconds we had round 2 because he didn’t have anything to open.
Its so so hard to explain to people many who would say a ‘good bit of discipline’ or ‘a clip around the ear-hole’ would fix everything…If Only it was all that simple.
Logan really likes getting dressed up, we don’t really celebrate Halloween in a big way but Logan’s mum always makes pumpkin lanterns and lets the kids get dressed up for a tea party with some spooky songs on..
Its always quite fun seeing Logan deal with trick or treaters knocking on the door especially once all the sweets have gone.
Logan opens the door and says ‘Nowt left’ and just shuts the door, trying to get him to be more polite doesn’t seem to help.
Firstly I’d like to apologise for the delay in posting any messages its been a very busy few weeks.
As a family we’ve had some nightmares occasions over the past few weeks, Logan is a very active child and never keeps still, he doesn’t recognise danger and only last week pushed his younger sister down the stairs, he was just rushing past her and unfortunately she tumbled down the stairs, luckily with no serious injuries.
The main observation about this whole situation was Logan’s lack of feeling or more so, lack of ability to understand others feelings. His sister was obviously very distressed and all Logan would say is ‘Shut up it was your own fault’
This blog is by the father of Logan who is 6yrs old and has always been hard work with, delayed speech and language delay.
Having been struggling for years knowing something wasn’t quite right with our son Logan, even school was doing absolutely nothing to support us. As he got older he became even more difficult to handle, we as parents were very worried as he was physically assaulting his other siblings and us constantly. He throws himself on the floor and kicks off(no other way of really describing it) while out shopping, now we all see kids doing this especially around the age of 2 but for a 6 year old doing it every single time we enter particular shops that he doesn’t like is distressing.
Earlier this year, with nowhere else to turn we went to our GP, who referred him to a child paediatrician and following blood tests was diagnose with 16p12.2 micro-deletion earlier this year.
Anyway over the following weeks and years I now intend to blog the days events to show others hopefully that they are not alone.
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