How to I calm his fears, when I feel like Im going to throw up!!
Yes, I posted this before, but its getting closer and my son just threw me a whammy!! My son sees an orthopedic surgeon on Monday, but he is terrified to go! His pediatrician is sending us to a new one because he old one basically threw his hands in the air and told us there was nothing else he could do, even though all he did was try one kind of leg brace and never see him again.
Here is a picture of his legs and feet, basically his feet resemble flippers, this is how he stands and walks, his one foot is almost completely turned around when he walks, and he is in pain all the time and very weak in the legs. He is holding his birthday present!
Tonight he asked me if he told me something would I be mad, and of course I told him I absolutly wouldnt be mad. He then proceeded to cry and say, "I dont want to go to the doctor, Im scared, what if they want to do surgery!" (he overheard the pediatrician say it might come to surgery!) I told him that daddy and mommy would never ever let them do anything without talking about it first, and talking to him about it, but Im freaking out on the inside too!!
Im not letting him see me freaking out, but its incredibly hard to assure your child, when you want to throw up!
I handled his autism diagnosis better than this, its just the thought of him going to surgery that makes me want to cry!!
Any ideas of what I can to do reassure him, he really needs to go, so cancelling is not an option, any longer and he wont be able to walk!
The closer his appt gets the more nervous I get and now he is terrified and doesnt want to go! I am going to barf!!