I have a 7.5 year old who is special needs. His IQ is a tad low 74 but he is sharp in some areas and lacking greatly in others.
My biggest issue right now that no professional can help me with is his sleeping. He does not sleep. Ok he does but maximum of 4 hours a night. This is a huge issue as he has to sleep in my room because he acts like a two year old, a terrible two year old and gets into everything he can in the middle of the night. This also makes for a very tired and cranky child all day long. I have 5 other kids at home (not counting my adult son who just returned again) and honestly I am burning out and fast.
He takes a great deal of meds I have tried to see if I take them away if he will sleep still nothing. It is almost like his metabolism is super fast so the meds are in and out of his system in less than 4 hours.
He is adopted but I have family history as his biological mom is my ex husbands sister. Ex husband has all but dropped off the face of the earth and will not help me at all with any of our children so a break is not happening anytime soon (like in the next 11 years) No one else wants to keep him overnight as he gets into everything and they like me fear he will hurt himself or everyone in their house in the middle of the night (not on purpose tho)
Does anyone have any suggestions he has all of his Doctors stumped and honestly having 9 kids has taught me a lot but I am clueless here really. I have more issues that I would like some help with at sometime but right now I am too tired to think and this is the biggest of them all!
Thanks in advance I am willing to listen to all advise cause clearly I can't figure this out on my own and school starts soon and the child has to sleep!!!!