Sorry it has been a couple of days, but we have all been a little sick and any extra time I had was taken by cleaning up after my sick children. As most of you know the limited diet a child on the spectrum has makes them very suseptible to illness. Malik brought home some sort of stomach virus. It was horrible! And of course, as usual, my daughter and I got it as well.
One of the tricky things with Autistic children and stomach problems, or even gas, is that they can’t recognize that it is anything different than hunger pains. So they gorge themselves until they eventually throw up. For most kids, this would probably be very easy to recognize. With Malik, however, he eats pretty constantly on a consistent basis. Add this to him being non-verbal and not able to tell me when his poor little tummy hurts makes it difficult to determine what his body his going through until it comes out through vomit or diarrhea.
I think that there needs to be some sort of pixel (picture communication) out there that helps them communicate different ailments that they have. I’m going to look into it, but anybody has any ideas I am welcome to them.