Emmett woke up front his nap and has done nothing but scream. There is no consoling him.
I was trying to let Lizze sleep because she had to increase her meds that control her tremors so she is really tired.
Having said that, I had to go wake her up. I can’t even leave the kids alone long enough to run to the bathroom or brush my teeth. When Emmett is in this darker place, he is very aggressive, especially towards Elliott.
I was thinking that today was Saturday but then soon realized that it was only Friday. That means I have to still deal with Saturday filled with screaming and yelling.
I wish I knew how to help Emmett because right now his demeanor is a huge stressor for everyone in the house. It makes Lizze’s migraines all that much worse and increases Elliott’s already out of control anxiety.
Gavin seems to be oblivious to everyone and everything around him. So I guess he’s coping OK.
As I’m typing this, Emmett is screaming at me that I did something to his Monkey Case. He has a Donkey Kong case for his DS and for the record, I have no idea what he’s all fired up about.
He just keeps yelling “Daddy, not nice my monkey case”.
I can’t see anything wrong. However, if a single fiber is out of place, Emmett will see it and freaking out. I’ll have to take a closer look.
I need to find a better way to cope with all of this. My happy place quit on me awhile back. I keep saying I need to learn how to meditate. Hummmm, maybe I need to look into that sooner rather later.
Do we have anyone experienced in meditation? I could use some advice.
Jenny McCarthy used to listen to an IPOD to drown out the endless screaming when her son was having a day of nonstop tanruming. I have no idea if this will work, given you have more than one on the spectrum, but maybe it's worth a shot. Can you give Emmett a NSAID, like ibuprofren? Neurologists use it for kids during autoimmune flare-ups, like PANDAS and I think it helps with rheumatic flare-ups too. Check with his doctor if you can. And maybe juice popsicles for the cold sore. Poor little guy, and poor you.
Hi Carl- First of all I have to tell you that I am in awe. You are doing a great job with your children. God bless you all. Second- you should try these meditative breathing techniques, called Pranayan- Here is a link to a video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1e77exc7ukI
Thanks for the link and the kind words. I have been hearing a lot about transcendental meditation.