Yes, it can get worse

I have wanted to blog about my journey of being a special needs mom. I haven't been very good about keeping this blog up though. I suppose that is part of being a busy mom of special needs kids, nurse, wife, seminary student etc. So you'll just have to forgive me. =)

Things with my kids have become more complicated. My daughter who has dyspraxia, spd, add, and anxiety disorder fell at our property and got a concussion. Now, when I was a kid, we got a concussion, we were monitored for a few days and then we moved on. This is not the case any more. 
When we went to see the doctor I was told that symptoms could come and go for 1-2 months! We were to keep things low key, not let her have too much screen time and just ride it out. 

Well, here we are 3 weeks later and things are not good. We deal with temper tantrums, meltdowns etc because of her developmental diagnoses already. But we are on another level now!
The normal sensitivity is magnified and the resultant meltdowns are much much worse than ever. We use to get to the point of her becoming violent or striking out at me maybe once a month. Now, it seems to be happening every other day! It is exhausting! 

I have this battle going on in my mind, do I let her be rude and refuse to do what I ask so that she won't escalate or do I try to be consistent and punish as I always do and just deal with the resultant explosion? 

I finally called her doctor to see if we should be concerned about this change in her behavior or if it was normal concussion stuff, and we were told she should be seen. So, this Wednesday we will take her in to be evaluated. I have read in some places that there is something called post-concussion syndrome that can last for years. I honestly don't know how I would handle that. 

Then there is my son. He is 14 and also has dyspraxia, adhd and anxiety disorder, but he also has dysgraphia, asthma and tourettes. I was told that his tics could get worse as he went through puberty but lately they are really bothering him. Also, his asthma is acting up. So, take this kid who is dealing his own issues, put him with his sister who is acting out, throwing fits etc and you can imagine how he reacts. Let's just say things at home are a little chaotic right now. I am trying to keep positive, and I realized that I really need to take things one day at a time. Looking at it all at once completely overwhelms me. =( 
I do know things will get better and this is just life. I am trying to stay close to God through it all. I'll be better about keeping up and posting updates. Thanks for reading.


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