I was wondering how everyone’s holiday went? At the Lost and Tired house we are seeing overstimulation out the wazoo. My kids are all running around like chicken’s with their heads cut off.
Gavin has been completely out of it and I don’t know how to help him. He almost seems manic but his Lithium level was just test the other day and everything is fine. He’s back to having to tell me every single thing that he is thinking about. I’ve told him many, many times now that I don’t need to hear everything that he’s thinking but it doesn’t seem to work.
When I say he tells me everything, I mean everything. The constant talking is maddening and I truly mean that.
All the boys, in general, have a very short fuse right now. Elliott is super duper whiney and Emmett is screaming like a someone is trying to break his arm or something. Mr. Gavin is having meltdowns more frequently than before and they are becoming more aggressive and once again include self-injury.
Lizze is really struggling with life right now. Her migraine is still there and she isnhavng to use her cane to walk around again. The stress of the holidays and the constantly changing weather is killing her. She is physically and emotionally exhausted to the point she literally can’t stay awake.
To give you a better idea just how difficult things are for her, here’s an example. Lizze will go into the kitchen and try to wash dishes because she wants to help. She’s only able to wash a handful of dishes and when shesndone, she’s literally down for the rest of the day. Something as simple as that will cause her so much pain that she can’t move the rest of the day. That’s how bad.
I’m stressed out and trying to keep everyone above water and if you have ever tried to rescue a drowning person, you know how difficult it is to do because the person you are trying to keep afloat is panicking and so they fight your attempts to help. Well, it’s sorta like that anyway.
I wish I had more time to write as it’s something I have grown very passionate about. Maybe someday things will slow down enough to allow me to allocate more time to my therapeutic passion.
I hope your family fared better and that the holiday and the days following, were peaceful and enjoyable.
If you have any tips you would like to share with the rest of the class, fee free. I for one, can always use some good advice and a new perspective.
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