It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Down Syndrome Message Board

  • Sister (adult) getting "stuck".

  • Post New Thread   Reply Reply
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 02-06-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
    hmahappy's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2005
    Posts: 94
    hmahappy HB User
    Sister (adult) getting "stuck".

    I'm wondering if any of you have witnessed this in their kids or siblings.

    My sister who is now 38, has started to have this thing where she gets stuck. She doesnt want to move, doesnt want to do anything, just wants something but doesnt know what she wants, and it seems sort of like she's in a daze.

    It used to happen before, but she would get better in a few minutes. Now she might spend hours, literally.

    so for example, we are outside and she wants to eat a sandwich and we tell her not now, then she gets "stuck" for an hour, refusing to move, just standing there or going to stand next to the wall.

    In the airport, refusing to leave the plane. literally. eventually 2 security gaurds have to carry her out which scares her so she starts crying and yelling.

    I'm just wondering if anyone has seen anything like this?

    This is in addition to OCD where she wants to wear the same shirt every day, and will wait hours if the shirt is not there.

    Reply With Quote
    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 03-21-2015, 07:58 AM   #2
    sunshine61's Avatar
    Join Date: Nov 2014
    Location: Uniontown
    Posts: 7
    sunshine61 HB User
    Re: Sister (adult) getting "stuck".

    Yes I have a 27 year old with DS. She does this also but not quite so bad. My daughter will sit and stare at the table like in a daze if she can't have a second helping or pop etc.. She won't talk. We usually can talk her out of it so its not quite what you are describing. Sometimes we don't know we have upset her and will find her on the love seat (the only place she will sit) just staring at the floor, who knows how long she's been there?. Not sure I have an answer except for reasoning with her and maybe discussing consequences if it happens again. My daughter has a Kindle and I threaten her with that. Hope this helps. Please type me back if you can!

    Reply With Quote
    Reply Reply

    down syndrome, ocd

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:51 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!