Category: Fever Cycle

I’m totally lost and don’t know what to do

As of early this morning, it seems that Emmett is either sick or entering a fever cycle. There’s absolutely no way to know the difference.. If you’re wondering about Elliott, he’s still running a fever as well. WTF are we supposed to do about trick or treating today? The forecast… Read more »

We might be staring down the barrel of another fever disorder?

As of this moment in time, Elliott is fever free. I’m not sure if he’s actually sick or not because he seems to run fevers (usually low grade but higher than Emmett) and not show any symptoms. This is where my sleep deprivation comes into play because it’s never really… Read more »

He just breaks down in tears 

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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… Read more »

Why lunch was a sensory nightmare

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Emmett’s still in the opening stretch of his current fever cycle, and he’s incredibly difficult to manage as a result. I’ve mentioned before that when he’s in a fever flare, many of his Autism related challenges are exacerbated.  Typically, the biggest challenge during the period of time the flare is… Read more »

Heartbreaking: Emmett had a really rough night

I didn’t write much yesterday because it was a rather trying day. Whenever I don’t publish at least three or four posts a day, it’s a safe bet that things aren’t going so well. Yesterday was full of challenges related to Emmett’s fever disorder. He was in a horrible mood… Read more »

Living in #meltdown Hell 

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It’s safe to say that we are officially inside a fever cycle. If you look at the image below, you can see Emmett’s temperatures over the last couple of weeks. We crossed over the 100°F threshold, that is typical of a fever flare. If that wasn’t evidence enough, his demeanor… Read more »

I know he’s miserable 

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Emmett is very clearly in a fever flare. He’s in a horrible place, and seems to have lost his ability to talk without screaming. He’s been screaming all morning.  I know he’s miserable, and I don’t blame him for any of this but it’s not easy to maintain the mindset,… Read more »