Kojiq was properly toilet-trained at age 6. It is one of the most challenging things we've had to do todate. Because an autistic child has no control over his body functions, and cannot relate the 'gotta go' feelings with his body function. Further, he cannot vocalize how he feels, and wouldn't understand why his mom screamed at him when he simply 'let go' on the living room carpet.
AlhamduliLlah his mom succeeded in toilet-training him within a period of six months. Yes, six months! It was imperative to do so, as he was starting school the following year, and he must at least know how to tell his teacher when he needs to go to the toilet. Plus, we were running out of diapers - the kid's diapers couldn't fit him anymore, and the adult diapers were too big for him (even the S size).
However till now, occassionally he would have an 'accident' in his sleep. Pelik jugak, sebab biasanya dia akan terjaga dan masuk ke toilet sendiri atau kejutkan mak dia. Kenapa plak sekali-sekala jadik 'accident' atas tilam?
Bila fikir2, baru kami perasan. Selalunya kalau dia kencing dalam tidur, maksudnya siang tadi mesti dia dah kena marah kaw-kaw dengan someone close to him. Kadang-kadang dia merajuk, tapi biasanya kita tak perasan pun sebab budak autism tak pandai nak tunjuk emosi. Maybe bedwetting is a tension-release mechanism ke? Anyone out there have similar situations?
OKlah since kita dah faham, so kita takde la marah2 dia lagi, cuma tegur je to make him understand he must always shee-shee in the toilet only. Tapi dah 2 malam ni dia asyik ter-shee-shee je, first night sbb kena marah ngan papa dia, second night sebab kena marah ngan speech therapist dia sebab tak fokus dalam kelas. Yang jadik mangsa - adiknya Enysh yang tidur sekatil - pepagi bangun dengan pakaian lencun, tapi bukan air kencing dia sendiri. Eeeewwwww....!