Thursday, 11 October 2007

Cs Bedroom


Would just like to say a big thank you for all your suggestions yesterday. As i am on my own it is so nice to have people to ask!! I will bear you all in mind again!!

I wish the general public were as open minded as you all.

Thought you might like to see a photo of Cs room.

The walls are padded (as well as protecting his head, it hides a multitude of damaged plaster!)

The sheets of cellophane, are because he likes looking at reflected light.

The windows are bullet-proof perspex . C put his head through the double glazed window.

The bed is 3 mattresses. I gave up buying new beds as he broke so many by bouncing (hes now 6 foot!)

The floor is non slip easy to clean (he smears)

C loves his room and spends many hours stimming (rather than sleeping) there.

I love it as i know he is safe.

And cousins of Shrek love it to when he is away as its like a soft play room!


Ive just be given an award for my post yesterday, for making But Why smile!

Thank you! Am really chuffed!

Many blogs make me smile, but the 2 that made me laugh today were Maddy for her 'English Chihuahua’s don’t understand American'. And Steve, because he cant chop carrots properly!!

46 comments:

Steve said...

What a great room! I keep telling Elissa our son needs a soft room to bash and thrash around in when he needs to. This one looks perfect!!

Casdok said...

It certainly does the job!

BenefitScroungingScum said...

Isn't blogging just great for having ppl to ask stuff about when you live alone!?
Congrats on your award x

Casdok said...

Yes!!
And thank you!

Hannah Velten said...

Hi Casdok - to the uninitiated, what is 'stimming' - is it something to do with stimuli/watching patterns, etc...? It's really interesting to see C's room and to try and understand how you and C cope with life. Eye-opening posts, and for me (I have to admit) rather frightening...to have a large son who's behaviour is erractic (probably not the best word, but I hope you can see what I mean...)

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Congratulations on the award!

The bedroom looks fab! I know a little girl who would just love it.

Crystal xx

Casdok said...

Hannah, stimming is stimulating yourself, i have done a post on it!
And yes cos he is so big it is frightening at times. Glad to have opened your eyes!

Casdok said...

I should just say, frightening to me as in the damage he is causing to himsrlf with the headbanging. His skull, has thicken up in parts (has boney ridges) but this means he hits his head harder.

Steve said...

Thanks Casdok, I'm honoured to be awarded with a smile, even if I can't chop carrots!!!

abstractjenn said...

casdok - thank you for sharing c's room. He's over 6 feet tall! wow!!! It's great that he has such a safe place when he is home (doesn't he live somewhere else also). What a great mom.

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

congrats on award, and the room is fab! Love the blue!

Gary said...

You are a good mother, probably a great mother...

Nancy said...

His room looks perfect.

I like that idea, 3 mattresses!

"Prince" and the pea =)

dgibbs said...

You have done a terrific job on his room, and I can see why his cousin would love to play in it. I love the colors too

Self employed mum said...

I can't imagine what it's like to watch your child hurt himself by head banging and on your own. You are incredible x

Jade said...

You are wonderfully inventive! You should make a business out of going to families houses and helping them "injure proof" their childrens environments!

Its nice to see that C has a mom that thinks outside of the box ;-)

Maddy said...

Ooo thank you. Now it's my turn to be chuffed. Haven't heard 'chuffed' in six months - darned foreigners! I still use 'miffed' but I'd forgotten 'chuffed.'

So glad you could forgive me for lying to my children so blatantly.

I love his room too. I think there must be something universal about jumping on beds. The youth of today! As we we could have gotten [oops American!] away with that.
Best wishes

Ian Lidster said...

You are a brave and forthright woman. I find you quite amazing and so glad I found your blog. Through it all, you are realistic and funny, and you regularly make me smile. So, 'well done' with the award.Much deserved.

Exmoorjane said...

That is an incredible room, Casdok - you've made it so safe yet it also looks totally fabulous....
Glad you have found blogging to be so useful - I think the level of support on-line is just awe-inspiring.......
You are a very inspiring person....really are.

Withy Brook said...

A good room. It looks as though it has an easy atmosphere. I love the counterpane - does he like lots of bright colours?
I am learning a lot, like the others.

Rhonda said...

What a room!
You are a good Mom.
You make it look so easy to have so much care and thought into his room.

DJ Kirkby said...

Fab room!

Little Wing said...

What a great room you have created for C, I love the colors in it and I just know he does!
Congrats on the award, and know that I so admire you for the work you are doing to enlighten others!

Chris H said...

It's all been said..neat room, clever mum.... did you decide what to do about the bathroom walls!?

Chris H said...

Maybe that bloke who suggested a head restraint actually meant a helmet of some sort to protect C's head? You know, like a bike helmet? Just wondered if he wasn't meaning quite what you thought! No doubt a helmet is totally impracticle due to C not being able to tolerate it etc etc.

Angela said...

You make their room what works best. My son has a slide in his room.

Bonnie Arnwine said...

Wow you put a lot of work into that room, it's wonderful.

Marla Fauchier Baltes said...

His room looks very nice. What a great mom you are!

Casdok said...

You would all do the same!

Big Dutch said...

You're going to have to explain English to an American, What is "chuffed"? For that matter, what other amusing terms do you use that Americans know nothing about?

You're well into your weekend already, but I'll still wish you a good one from St. Paul, MO, USA.

I hope you don't drink a whole unit tonight!

Dutch

But Why? said...

What a great room. Take top marks for a cunning and brilliant use of cellophane, and a few gold stars for providing a bounce-friendly bed. Wow! xx

Mary P Jones (MPJ) said...

What a wonderful room. We just repainted my son's in his favorite color. He helped and is so happy with it.

dykewife said...

it's a lovely room. i especially like the bed cover. it's so beautifully colourful! i want one!

Merelyme said...

this is a beautiful and functional room! i love it. how are you doing? i am so sorry for being neglectful these past weeks...i had been down in the dumps. but i feel better and am ready to re-emerge to blog away. thank you for continuing to visit me.

Ms.L said...

Oh thank you for the tour! What a great room,I love how colourful it is:)

violet_yoshi said...

I love C's bedsheets! Where did you get them?

captain corky said...

Is blue his favorite color? You're a brilliant mom and doing a great job Casdok.

Casdok said...

Havent a clue what colours C like! But blue is supposed to be for serenity and harmony.
The quilt cover came from Ikea!

Beth said...

I so admire you. Simply posting that picture of your son's bedroom serves to educate others regarding autism.

schwa said...

This is a great room, you are a wonderful mom.

BBC said...

"The sheets of cellophane, are because he likes looking at reflected light."

Old CD disks are also good for that. I've just returned from 'civilization ', need to take a nap and finish unloading the truck and catch up on some chores around here. Hugs.

CAMILLA said...

I am so full of admiration for you, and congratulations Casdok on the Award.

Camilla.xx

Multi-tasking Mommy said...

It's gotta be such a good feeling when you know that your child is 100% safe in their room and that they love it so much! You have worked so hard with his room--you are one awesome parent! He is so lucky to have you.

Thanks so much for popping over to my blog. It's nice to 'meet' you!

I have a soft spot for children with autism for when I was teaching Kindergarten, my room was the room for children to come when they had autism. I learned so much from them--it was awesome!

I am giving you my props for being a single parent and having a child with autism:) It's a tough job that you have--probably one of the most difficult ones out there!

KC's Blog said...

Thank you for sharing this post, this is a post from heaven. I also have a headbanger at home and would love to know where you got the padding from for the walls? C's room is awesome! I love it!

Casdok said...

It was from a company that do soft playrooms.
Another family i know put thick lino on their walls.

Sunshine said...

Just posting the modifications to his room that you've had to make is further evidence of how hard and challenging your job is.

When my autistic brother was little (now 20) he went thru a phase for several years where he only wanted to sleep on a futon in the living room.

Keeping his comfortable and safe at the same time took a lot of time and effort. Your son's room is fantastic, you could probably design rooms for all families of autism!