My youngest son was born in December 2012 and has been in and out of the hospital since then for a multitude of things. Most recently he had a surgery last month and was back in the hospital all of last week and is currently still in. We also have an almost 3 year old boy who we have tried to shield from most of this and actively try to make sure he knows he is just as important/loved/etc. we have always tried to make sure he gets special one-on-one time with my husband and myself regardless of what else is going on in our lives(ie hospital stays).
As always when our youngest is in the hospital we take turns being at home with E. today was my turn and mostly our day went about normally. We baked cookies, played in the snow, colored, etc. then this afternoon I came into the kitchen and found him intentionally banging his head on the corner of the chair-as soon as he saw me he started bawling!!! He had a pretty good sized bump on his head at this point. I calmed him down then asked what he had been doing. He proceeded to tells me that he wanted owies like O!!!
I am totally flabbergasted! Is this a normal reaction? I don't even know what to do at this point? Help!!!!!