Kyle's Last Few Weeks – 3 Huge Steps Forward & 2 Weird Steps Back
January 6, 2015
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January 6, 2015
Written byFrank Campagna
I’m a 48 year old neurotypical dad with a 14 year old son with severe, non-verbal autism & epilepsy. I created this blog to rant about autism & epilepsy while celebrating my son who I affectionately call “the king” :-).
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I make my son chewing necklaces out of t-thirts. Works great.
Bravo! And so get your wish for just the steps forward, seems that's not to be in our world! I'm autismmommytherapist, thanks again for the recent shout-out. Enjoy this blog and my best to your family!
Love this blog, I am a father with a son with ASD as well and just kicked off my own website blog, looks like you have done things right and wonder if you can spare a little precious time on how you succesfully reached the world. Again I appreciate if you can please contact me through being a follower. My name is Brandon Roy you can email me through that. I look forward to this now that I have found your page.
Could you elaborate on your "intense potty training" regime? We are looking for something for our daughter. Thanks!
The biting on the shirt could be a zinc deficiency. The author of Enzymes For Autism talks about this in her book.
20 mg of Zinc worked for my son who was sucking his shirt while playing video games.
The peeing can mean constipation. A urologist talked about this in his book, "It's No Accident."
Chewing shirts is common for kids with parasites. It's a whole thing for kids on the spectrum. 1/4 teaspoon of Luvos Mineral earth in 1/4 cup of water before bed every other night. Works every time for us.
Ah, yes, the chewed shirts. We went through that, too – destroyed some of his favorite shirts! We bought some chews that look like dog tags and that helped.
Yay for the three steps forward, and the two steps back aren't that bad! Happy new year!
My 5-year old ASD boy chews his shirts. It's mostly jersey-knit t-shirts or the buttons on the button-up type shirts. He has plenty of chewies, which he will always use briefly and then throw them down. I've tried the chewy clip, but he won't leave it on. Sometimes, I will coat his buttons with the no-bite nail polish that's designed to help people stop biting their nails (or sucking their thumbs). It discolors them a little (it's a pale-ivory color). I have even used it on the inside ribbing of his t-shirts, although it makes them a little stiff, so try it with cheap shirts first. I'm not sure if it's good for the washing machine or not, but I haven't noticed any problems so far. It works somewhat, although he will then find another part of his shirt to chew (or chew his fingers). If you decide it IS a stem, it doesn't stop soon, and you get desperate, you could try it. It's probably not that good for you to ingest, but it's meant for nail biting, so it can't be that bad.
Kids, boys especially, outgrow their bladders for a while. Hopefully it's just temporary, especially with his increased appetite.
My son did the shirt chewing and suckling for maybe a year. We were recommended and ordered Chew Stixx off of Amazon! They come in four pack. It will save his shirts Autism Daddy! And our son stopped doing this altogether some time ago!
Any chance he has a UTI?
Just a thought , but my daughter used to chew her clothes… couldn't keep up with her! So I bought her chewellery/ chew sticks etc and attached them to her clothes with dummy (soother) clips and other ingenious methods !! Stopped the clothing chewing ! try a search on chewigem… those are our favourites x
Awesome…I don't have the biting issue with my son anymore (he was a lot younger when he did it, his shirt would be soaked by the time he came home from school and home I would just change him )but will pass on the info like I always do….!
I just love your last statement in that post
I work with A kid who eats his shirts including buttons so mom sewed for him clear aprons that way he dos not eat his cloth and you can still see what he is wearing. About Kyle's Bath rooming issues maybe its just change from being off and going back to school ?
I dont know kyles size… BUT my 14 year old uses the good nights pull ups… in xl they go up like 100 lbs supposedly.. but fit a heck of a lot better than the youth or small adult sized medical supply pull ups..
My kid also eats his shirts. Some seem to taste better than others! It seems to come and go with no real reason other than it just being a stim. He actually refused to let us take one shirt off once because it was just that yummy. For awhile I considered letting him just chew it to shreds, eventually the thing would come off. But of course, then I caved and dealt with a meltdown after getting him out of it.
Weird! William eats his shirts. 3 went into the garbage in 2 weeks. He also bits his arm…..In a strange sort of way, I'm glad other people have the shirt eating issue…..:)
we went through a stage about 2-3 terms last year with shirt sucking and rubbing his face with the wet area it ended with a severe rash on his face, not good, we did have it finally end , although the past few weeks the shirt sucking has started although not so severe, I think it's a stimming thing xxxxx