Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Operation toileting: FAILING

On occasion, a nap is still necessary for this 5-year-old.

It's probably not a good day to be writing a post because Dan and I are at our wit's end regarding the potty situation. It is BEYOND FRUSTRATING. We honestly do not know what to do at this point. We have tried everything. We have even tried not doing anything. Do we continue to wait it out? He was interested in putting check-marks on a potty chart the other day for about 3 hours. Then that was over with. In the toileting realm, he is currently acting like a 2-year-old who is just starting to potty train. Tons of wet underwear, not to mention the poop we deal with multiple times a day. It is very very frustrating. Right now I feel like he will not be able to attend kindergarten. I feel like this will never happen! I feel totally defeated.

I wanted to share some of the excerpts from Elijah's recent OT evaluation report, but perhaps another day. For now I have to go clean up poop and pee and everything in between.


Sarah said...

Poor Mama... I can't imagine how frustrating this is for everyone. I really can't. I have a friend who adopted a little boy who struggled until he was well 4 (had no health issues)and I just kept thinking... my goodness... I can't imagine. Will say a prayer that somehow he decides that is exactly what he wants to do.

Anonymous said...

It will come... Certainly when Sammy starts, Elijah won't want to be left behind! I am guessing that when it happens it will be nearly 100% - no in between with him.