I couldn't find a better place to put this so I hope here is ok.
I need some help with my almost 6yr old DD Alex.
Alex is diagnosed Autistic, and investigating ODD and ADHD.
Alex's father and I are divorced, and have been seperated for over 3.5yrs.
My boyfriend is a very supportive Step dad.
Alex see's her father for 1/2 each school holidays as per court orders. Her father lives 800km away from us, with his partner, step son and baby son.
Yesterday we drove the half way to meet Alex's father at a meeting point (park).
About an hour out from the meeting point Alex started to feel sick, saying 'I'm too sick to go to daddy's'.
When we got to the park she was holding her stomach and felt to sick to play. About a minute before her father arrived, Alex went white as a ghost (even her lips) and looked as though she was about to vomit. I sat next to her just as she seemed to pass out (went all floppy and her eyes went funny). She came to within seconds and then vomited the water she'd just had.
Sitting on the grass with her, she was shaky and warm, and very dusky around the mouth.
Her father turned up and picked her up, walking around watching her step brother play for a little while. Her colour picked up a bit and she laughed at her step brother playing.
We left and about 1/2hr later her father text to say she'd gone pale and vomited again, but since then (i text later last night) she's been absolutly fine.
I'm thinking Alex had a panic/anxiety attack??
I'm waiting on her child psychologist to give me a call back, but given that she's been healthy since yesterday arvo and today, that that's what it is?
What can I do to help her next time she is due to see her father? I talk to her about how much fun it's going to be, seeing her brothers and the easter bunny coming to daddy's etc.