I have got myself into a mess. I am not really looking for information on what I should have done. I have already done what I have done.
My dd1 started school in September, and she has always had pica. Then the transition to school was tough. She has also been a *handful*.
Eating non food items, not really listening, having a high pain tolerance, taking risks, spinning, jumping, taking stuff apart, making a loud *concentrating noise* while playing playdoh, painting, colouring etc.
She seems to need to play playdoh, painting etc.and when she got into it she made the noise drowning out her surroundings.
She has always been a picky eater and no foods can touch, and she still eats with her hands.
Anyways....I made an appointment to discuss her pica, which has since been tested for...defiencies etc and there is no medical reason for it.
After doctors appts and referalls. I got a diagnosis of SPD.
BUT.....my dh has always stated he didn`t want our children to be labeled.
He tends to deal with negative situations by putting up a wall. And get angry at the other people (ie. in this case teacher, doctor etc)
So...I have told him about the pica and that they feel it is caused by sensory issues.
BUT not the diagnosis.
Now....they are have given some OT reccommendations.
And the want to do an IEP for next year in school. Mostly for safety (the pica and because she *bolts* away from people).
I am having a really hard time. I don`t want him to be angry. I want to present the info so he is open to hearing it.
I know I should have told him from the beginning and feel guilty that I haven`t.
Please don`t think I am an awful person. I felt, at the time, that even though my dh was not supportive of the decision to go to the doctor....I had to do it for my daughter.
How do I make this situation better......