I’m trying to keep everyone’s head above water and I’m failing



Mr. Emmett is not in school today for a number of reasons but the main reason is that his mouth is full of sores. I’ve been worried that all this new stress in his life was going to cause an increase in fever flares and that appears to be the case. Hopefully, this is going to pass quickly but he’s got multiple sores and it’s been a little while since that’s happened. Weve doubled up on the anti-virals per his doctor’s instructions and hopefully things will improve sooner than later.

This is an older picture of the sores are very silimar. He’s in too much pain to get a picture. I only grab pictures to document the sores so we can show his doctor. They’ve evolved over the years and it’s best to keep record. The black dots are just little pieces of vanilla bean from his frozen yogurt. ☺

Emmett isn’t talking or eating much and he definitely isn’t sleeping well, not that he’s been sleeping well recently anyway but it’s worse now.

He’s hypersensitive to everything right now and things likes shirts, shoes and socks are not his friends at the moment.

There is a part of this that is related to the things that have been going on at school. This whole thing is a mess and I’m completely overwhelmed. I don’t know how to make any of this better and all I can do is be as supportive, caring, patient and understanding as possible, while continuing to get them as much help as I can.

I need to go ahead with the meeting between myself, Dr. Pattie and the school. We need to get this under control before things get any worse.

My day has been thrown for a loop and my plans derailed, including my own therapy session today that I had to cancel. It sucks but it is what it is and I’m not upset, just frustrated.

My Mom took Elliott to school for me so I didn’t have to drag Emmett out. I ended up ultimately having to do that anyway because I needed to get some frozen yogurt for Emmett. It’s pretty much all he can eat right now. That of course, turned into more of an unplanned grocery shopping trip.

When we got home, I started some chicken soup from scratch and have it slow cooking. I want to try and get my kids eating better.

I think there’s two dozen chicken legs in total. Tons of pureed veggies like broccoli, carrots, kale and green onion. When it’s done, they won’t even know the veggies are there. ☺

I was originally supposed to record a podcast episode today about stress, but the house isn’t quiet enough. I’m really hoping to get it done tomorrow morning because season two is now sponsored and I need to deliver.

Tonight, I’m planning on having time with Elliott and Emmett, individually with Dr. Pattie. We need to hash some of this stuff out and find a way to help them move forward. There needs to be an honest conversation but just how honest will be up to Dr. Pattie. There are things that the kids simply never, ever need to know. At the same time, Elliott is figuring some of it out on his own and won’t move on until he gets at least some answers.

We need to find a way to help him accept what’s happened and move forward. Doing so without putting more grownup issues on him is very important. That’s why therapy is so vital

That’s all for now.

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