So yesterday ds was screaming about everything. Some of the screaming was meltdowns because he so desperately wanted to let me know something and I couldn't figure it out. Tried all kinds of foods and drinks, holding him, movies etc. nothing worked. He had been throwing up the day before so I thought maybe his tummy. Well the screaming got worse. I decided to dress him and take him to ER. When I tried to put his clothes on he began kicking hitting and scratching me. I finally got him dressed and he fell out on the floor screaming. If his sister was close enough he would kick and hit her. Got them in the car and he is screaming bloody murder. He is screaming so much he could barely catch his breath. I called his dad and told him to meet me at ER. I am shaking by the time I get there. My anxiety is sky high. He is screaming when they try to take blood pressure and temp. I explain he has ASD and that he has sensory issues. You would think the nurse would have been gentler. Nope she just wanted the vitals. Turns out he had an ear infection. He is almost 3 and has never had one. I guess my question is does your child become violent when sick? I have never seen him this way. I am working on PECS cards to hopefully alleviate these kind of issues in the future.