We’ve been dealing with something at our house. I know. When are we NOT dealing with something, right? This thing is extra tough because it concerns my little boy.
You can barely see it. . . that little spot in Bubba’s hair. . . Here. I’ll take a closer picture:
Now Bubba would tell you that the “need” to pick his hair began on June 6, 2012 but I beg to differ. For the past year (since KB put rocks in Bubba’s hair at the park) Bubba has picked at his hair but just since April he has been pulling out his hair. This is VERY different from what we went through with Little. What Little did was almost subconscious but what Bubba is doing is compulsive. . . he feels like he HAS to.
A month ago while sitting in worship, I was struck by just how powerless he feels in regard to this. He just keep pulling clumps out and I just kept crying and I asked what I could do to help. He showed me his note sheet for the day:He asked me if I would please pray that God would heal him. Then he asked if we could cut his hair as short as Pastor Mark’s (completely shaved). Later, while I was out and about, Honey took the clippers to Bubba’s head. That little guy was truly happy; one could see the relief on his face.
So once again I come to my friends and ask for prayer. As his hair is growing back he has already started trying to pull it. Please pray our Lord would “heal” him of the compulsion and give him freedom. When he feels the need to pull, it’s like he can’t do anything else until he pulls. It’s so binding. Thank you for laboring in prayer with us on behalf of our son.
Ah Becky. That’s tough, and you sure don’t need it. We will be praying for Bubba.
Becky, do some reading on trichotillomania. I will be praying.
Becky, I will be praying for Bubba. I know how hard it is for him as I struggle with the same thing. I pick out my eyebrows and eyelashes for the very same reason, compulsion. I also know what it feels like to not be able to stop myself from pulling. One thing I have found helps me is always keeping my hands busy, whether it be playing with a stress ball or a fidget of some kind. I will definitely be praying for you all. If there is anything I can do for you, let me know.