My daughter Mercede will be 18 in September. The older she gets, the more obnoxious her OCD gets. In fact, I didn't even realize that was the problem for years, but now it is easy to see. I have worked with alot of folks with down syndrome whom also have OCD. This one lady would know if you moved an object in her room more than 1/4 of an inch. she folded her dirty clothes in nice little piles and cleaned and cleaned. Another woman would swept the floor if you walked on it, so she spent alot of time sweeping. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO my daughter can't have the cleaning OCD issue. Although she does say she is cleaning. No she has the "lets make HUGE messes and hide everything from everyone" kind of OCD. She can't stand for things to be on the bathroom sink, so my drawers will be overfilled with handsoap and anything else I left on the sink. She reranges everything I do. But the worst is what she does to her room. She makes huge piles of things. You walk in to see a moutain or several hills of everything she owns, everything that her sisters own and everything we own. You have to buy at least 8 pairs of shoes to be able to find one pair, because Mercede will hide them. Not on purpose, she just likes things to be a certain place, but you don't know where those places are. Maybe under one of her hills. Her speech is also getting very obsessive. She talks about the same thing over and over. Years ago, for some stupid reason, we told her that beer was called "root beer", we did this because we know she fixates on things and I didn't want her going up to everyone and saying "so and so drinks beer" over and over. Well that is what happened but she says "root beer" instead. Even after I tried to change it to just beer. So moving on in my saga, a deacon from our church came over last week and Mercede answers the door and first words out of her mouth are "ROOT BEER"...um...yes, she did scream it (she has some hearing loss and talks loud). Anyway I am so hopeful that he won't have a clue what she was talking about. But she says it again when he looks confused "ROOT BEER". I try to interupt and chance the subject, but before I can, she shouts "WHEN I TURN 21..........ROOT BEER" Thanks Mercede, thanks! She is my bAD girl. She can't wait to turn 18 so she can buy lottory tickets. She is only 4'6 and weighs 76 pounds and still get's served childrens menu's out. Nobody is going to believe her age when she goes to buy one. I think even with her ID we are in for a battle. As for the OCD, I'm got to go ger her some meds for that!! lol
I'm a mother to four children it was five but Child Husband and I have divorced (weird not having someone on my sofa 24/7). I have only 45 chromosomes, cause I am really special! My youngest only has 45 too. Confused? Look up Robertsonian Translocation Trisomy 21. I have two adult daughters with Down Syndrome. One is a flirt and the other is a tornado. Since my first daughter with Down syndrome was born, I have heard that kids with down syndrome are ANGELS! Well, I want to know Where My Angels are? Cause I sure haven't gotten any!!
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