My son for a while now has been hurting himself by punching/slapping himself, biting himself, banging his head, etc. If you don't stop him he literally does it until he's bleeding, we've dealt with repeated bloody noses, bruises, and fat bloody lips. Our daughter went through a phase where she would bang her head for attention but it was nothing like this and the first time she actually hurt herself she stopped doing it. With him it doesn't even seem like its for attention because even if you try to stop and comfort him he keeps trying to continue doing it. Now the past week he has started to vomit randomly throughout the day and seems to be doing it by choice, he's not sick and shows no symptoms of being sick. He will sit down and eat lunch just fine but then later that night vomit. This morning he threw up, ate breakfast and lunch fine, and during dinner vomited again, ate a bedtime snack fine, and went to bed. It seems like he's making himself vomit and I don't understand why. He honest to god does not seem to be doing it for attention, when he threw up during dinner today he was sitting on my lap with me talking to him. He also seems to show a real dislike to busy situations such as loud places or places with too many people or just too many things going on and he becomes inconsolable in such situations. I'm just at a loss right now at what to do and how to make things better for him. We are talking about bringing him to his doctor to see if he has any advice but before we do that I was wondering if anyone else has experienced anything like this? Thank you.
on Apr. 19, 2012 at 11:22 PM