So we have this little problem (well I think it’s a problem anyway) with Gavin. You see it’s 90f here in Ohio and we are all desperately trying to keep cool. Well, all of us but Gavin. Gavin is cold, at least that what he says. If we let him and we don’t, but if we did, he would be sleeping with pants and a hoody. Not only that but he would be under his comforter, windows closed and no fan.
We’re torn here. On one hand we want him to be comfortable but on the other we need him safe and healthy. It’s simply to hot for what he’s “comfortable” with. Gavin struggles with regulatory issues so we can’t rely on him adjusting things if he gets to hot because he never feels to hot. He could be in the verge of heat stroke and not realize it.
I know it’s sensory related and that Gavin would be uncomfortable under more “appropriate” conditions but what are we supposed to do?
We end up negotiating at times. Sometimes we’ll say something like, “if you want to sleep in pants then the fan must stay on” or “if you want the fan off then you need to sleep on shorts”. It works most of the time but other times it doesn’t.
Do you folks deal with anything like this? If so what do you do? Thoughts?
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