Thursday, February 26, 2009
Question for All You Other Adoptive Parents
So things had been going really great with Paxton. Then he got sick. He was sick for two weeks. In those two weeks, I held him a lot, carried him a lot, etc. Now he's well. And he's still wanting me to carry him every where. He's been home about 9 weeks now. Every time I set him down, whether I stay right next to him or I leave the room, he has major meltdowns. Like the kind of meltdowns with hyperventilating type of screaming at the top of his lungs. There are very rarely tears, so I'm pretty sure, okay I'm really sure that he's just throwing a fit. What do I do??? I'm at my wits end. He won't sit and play any more. I can't even pee alone. Also, at bed time, it's taking us about 2-3 hours to get him settled for the night. Is it too soon for us to let him cry it out? As soon as we go in to check on him, we lay him back down and just pat his back and it takes awhile, but he does finally go to sleep. Most of the time to just wake up 30 minutes later starting the whole process over. What have some of you done in these situations??!