No, not that one.
This scream is audio, and it's by Zack (as displayed in this 55 second video).
It's obvious how miserable he is here. Notice how after his scream peters out, he whimpers. He's been really touchy and needing a lot more squeezes, squishes, hugs, pats, rubdowns, and sensory input lately. AJ helps with some of that, but it's hard when his urge is to bite.
Zack and I have been spending some quality time rocking in the recliner, which is a good sensory place for us now that he's grown so big, because the two of us are really squished in there.
It's been going on for awhile, and his nightly head-banging is increased, too. He's done it off and on for awhile, and for the last month or so... it's been on. He does it in his sleep. We can go into his room in the middle of the night, move him and put a pillow between his head and the wall, and he doesn't even wake up.
We made a trip to Chicago last week, and one of the two nights we stayed in a hotel with padded headboards. There were no hard surfaces for him to whack his head on. In the morning he was turned sideways, laying his head on the bedside table - the only hard surface within reach.
I decided it is better to scream. Silence is the real crime against humanity.
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