Autism, Phoenix is a blessing,
with Phoenix's growing age, his melt downs have becoming fewer and fewer. but, my gosh, when he has a melt down he has to let the world know about it, or at least everyone in Walmart on a busy Saturday afternoon.
from the moment he walked in the store he starting melting down. I tried to soothe Phoenix through the melt down but he needed to melt down and burn like the Phoenix he is.. Could you imagine having so much energy? so much sensory overload within yourself , an energy you did not understand, but then amplified because of sensories.
some parents maybe think about keeping their child home, and protect and prevent your child from having a melt down in the first place. but, I believe if we keep trying to De-sensitize him, Maybe, one day, Phoenix's melt downs will be behind us.
He was doing so good in public places, it had been a couple of months since his last atomic melt down.. So, we keep trying to De-sensitize Phoenix,,, and his melt downs are becoming fewer
I know How hard it is to the parents and the child faced at a Melt down at any moment during an outting.. my gosh, It is a rough life just living in fear of a Melt down. I have had those awful stares from people during a melt down.. they cant help but to stare back at us. sometimes, people look at me with pity, sometimes people stare because they are curious. after all, you rarely feel your eardrums vibrate your ear like that and from a small child. sometimes people just stop and look at me and smile.... I try not to make a lot of eye contact during a melt down in public.. I keep my eyes focused on my child.. I can hear their thoughts when I look at the people close by..it seems like All Eyes are on us, and they probably are.. I bet people wonder what is wrong with him. I try everything to calm him, but I do not give up.. In our world there is only you.