TracyP Posted July 25, 2012 Share Posted July 25, 2012 My 6yo ds has always been sensitive. He was 3 when we quit watching the news around him because even relatively tame stories would frighten him. This has continued in a way that I would consider fairly normal: a situation here or there but no big deal. Last week this changed for some reason. It started when the in-laws were visiting. MIL told a story about dh choking on a quarter when he was a toddler that caused a lot of anxiety for ds. He was worried about everything from what if daddy had died, then he (ds) would never have been born, to what if our toddler found a quarter. The questions came on and off for two days. Next, it was a raining (just raining) and he was SOBBING, saying the sky looked ugly and he was worried about us at home and daddy at work. Later, we had to turn off Black Beauty because he remembered that a fire was coming up in the movie. Then on Sunday he got a stomach ache. He became convinced he was having an allergic reaction. (We were at a family reunion all weekend and I am convinced that he overdid the junk food) He kept asking to go to the doctor and I finally let him sleep in bed with us because I knew he was exhausted. He was better on Monday, but yesterday the stomach ache was back. He begged to go to the doctor so I took him. He told the nurse he was wheezing while she was listening to his heart. (he wasnâ€™t) The doctor said he had a lot of gas in his belly, but he would be fine in a couple days as he got back to his regular diet. I talked privately to the doctor about this. She went back to the room and reassured him very clearly that he was okay. He has been much better ever since then. The tummy pains still come and go, but he is handling it much better emotionally. There have been a few other things too: bees, penicillin, water slides. *sigh* If he keeps this up he is going to be gray by the age of 10. Has anyone dealt with something like this? Do you have any suggestions for how to help him handle these fears? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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