freeindeed Posted March 14, 2012 Share Posted March 14, 2012 This is a recurrent problem with my youngest. She is visually impaired and developmentally delayed. Without giving too much background (want to protect her privacy), we have had her for two years. Prior to the day we got her, she was in an overcrowded orphanage and was pretty much isolated from the world. She was like a newborn when we got her, but now she is on an 18-24 month old level; which, of course makes sense, since that is the amount of time she has been with us and received lots of love, teaching, and stimulation. She is in therapy, but no one has been able to diagnose what caused her to hit herself in the head...hard, so hard, in fact, that she cries because it hurts. She started this about a year ago when she had three rounds of severe tonsillitis. Her tonsils and adenoids were then removed and tubes were put in her ears (last July.) Since that time, she hits herself when she is sick, or at least that's the only reason I can think of that she is doing it. I don't think it's behavioral since she only does it when she is sick. She had a throat infection a couple of weeks ago, which led to her hitting herself. I took her to the doctor. He gave her antiobiotics, she got well, & the hitting stopped. But now she has started hitting herself again today. I am taking her back to the doctor tomorrow. Also, she has been seen by her pediatric optholmologist recently & he ruled out any pain caused by vision problems. Do any of you have any thoughts about this? I am at my wit's end here. I want to help my baby girl, but I don't know how. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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