I haven’t updated everyone as to how Lizze is doing, well… in a really long time. This is mostly due to the fact that the kids have so much going on that it’s really hard to keep up.
If I had to sum up how Lizze was doing in only a few words, it would be…. not good.
To say that she is in a great deal of pain would be the understatement of the century. Her tremors are really bad and require Ativan to get them under control. As you can imagine, that presents other problems, due to the nature of Ativan.
Lizze has developed at least half a dozen knots or pinched nerves in her back, neck and shoulder. They been there for months and will likely require cortisone injections to make them go away.
Her migraine is still raging and nothing seems to help that either.
I think her biggest problem is stress. Stress makes everything worse and unfortunately, the Lost and Tired household is chock full of stress.
The doctors say that we simply have to reduce her stress. Simply? Sure, I’ll get right in that.
I think that our only chance to get her the help she needs is to get her to the Cleveland Clinic and have them figure this whole thing out. It’s not common for a woman of barely 30, to present with this many health problems. So, perhaps something has been missed.
The biggest obstacle right now is the fact that we have to many priorities. Gavin’s failing health is a huge friggin priority.
Then of course, we have Mr. Emmett John and his bizarre fever disorder.
Lizze has to fall in there somewhere and she selflessly puts the boys before herself, every single time.
It’s a very difficult position for me to be in because it kills me to see her in so much pain and my every instinct is to do whatever it takes to get her relief. However, and this is the sh1tty part, the kids needs absolutely everything I have. Every single resource and every last ounce of my time and energy gets poured into the boys. ..
Everything I have, isn’t even close to being enough…..
I feel like no matter what I do, someone will lose. Lizze does her best to ensure that it’s her that loses and not the boys. I totally admire her dedication to the kids and have a great deal of respect for her. I just wish there was a better way or that I had the means to focus on everyone, all at the same time.
**Thanks for reading**
-Lost and Tired
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