Originally Posted by MamaRBH
We were told to brush her at night by our old OT. Do you think brushing her before dressing her would help??
Yes! Brush and do the joint compressions every couple hours, when feasible. If she's at school, I'd brush in the AM before dressing, right when she gets home from school, right before dinner, and at bedtime. On weekends, I'd add a couple of other sessions. Make sure you get her feet (you'll have to start with doing it over her socks, I bet. We eventually were able to do it on ds' bare feet.)
Get the books "The Out of Sync Child Has Fun" and "Sensational Kids" from the library. There are a lot of good ideas in both of those for activities you can do to help her sensory needs. You can build a sensory diet into your life that will help and give you a sense of power.
You're human, momma. You get sick too and certainly you didn't set out to have lots of medical bills yourself. Don't beat yourself up. Take care of yourself, if for no other reason than your SPD kid will need you to co-regulate emotions for longer than a typical child will. If you're healthy, she'll manage. Really. (My dh has SPD and they didn't know enough to treat it back then.)