And that is how it started off really. But for a long time I was completely on my own. I was upset all the time, you know, sometimes he wouldn’t eat. I couldn’t take him to the park, anywhere, anywhere that you would take children that you think they would like, it was a disaster. You couldn’t have him with a group of children. Again like, in the local park there is like a wooden castle that you can climb up and it is quite big. It has got ropes on it and things like that. He would run up the rope and if anyone was in front of him he would pull them off to get to the top. He wouldn’t wait. And then I would come away from the park after about ten minutes. He would get told off and I would bring him straight back and then it went on like that for a long time.
He wouldn’t sleep, up six, seven times of a night; he was tireless, completely tireless. And I was exhausted and I ended up crying, you know, I ended up going to the doctors, I ended up asking for medication for me because I just didn’t know how to cope with it. I used to ring friends in [city] and say “Can you come down and help me of a weekend?” or you know, “Can you come and see what you think is wrong”. But you couldn’t even hug him; he didn’t want you to go anywhere near him. It was horrible really.