Emmett is very unpleasant today. He’s freaking out over every single thing that doesn’t go right. Any tiny imperfection is leading to a massive meltdown.
He’s still running a low grade fever, and is about waist deep inside of a fever flare.
Emmett is a difficult kid on a good day, but he’s never like this unless he’s in a fever flare. He’s even more overly sensitive to all sensory input than he normally is and it’s making things very unpleasant for him.
If we try to calm him down and comfort him, he just breaks down in tears.
Honestly, I’m really, really frustrated right now, because I’m so tired of being screamed at. I also understand that Emmett is absolutely miserable, and not enjoying things at all. I know if he had a choice, he would choose not to go through this.
Unfortunately, life isn’t fair and I have no idea how long these challenging times will last.
All I’m able to do at the moment is remain calm, composed, and compassionate. I’m not gonna lie, that’s much easier said than done.