Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Battling Tourettes

 Iv been so busy lately with the kids and school I had to find a few minutes for me. I really wanted to share with you the things that I have been going through with my 7th grader Josh.

 Josh was diagnosed with Tourettes about 3 years ago. He blinks constantly. We took him to a neurologist who gave him meds to control his ADHD and then more meds to help with his tic, Well that was no help at all. The ADHD meds intensified his tics so bad that he would cry at night because his eyes hurt so bad. I just didn't know what to do. So I took him off of it all. I don't see the ADHD at all in him anymore but the blinking is still so bad especially when he gets nervous.

School for him has not been easy and making friends is really hard for him. Kids can be so cruel at times. Now we are making plans to take him to another neurologist about an hour away to see what they can do. I feel so helpless. As  a mom we want to protect our children and teach them God made us all different and its okay to be different but I have to say this has been a long battle already and I pray that soon they will find something that will help him.



13 comments:

  1. My heart goes out to you .. we have had alot of issues with our son too. He was diagnosed with ADHD a year ago. It must be awful to see your little guy going through this. All we can do is hope and pray things get better and be thankful it is not worse. I don't know what I would do if one of my children had a terminal illness.

    Much Love

    Cheryl

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  2. Thank you for the follow. I'm following now. I am sorry to hear of the trouble your son is having and hope there is a solution found soon.
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  3. I can't imagine how hard it is on you as his Mom. I hope you're able to find something that helps.

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  4. I pray some solutions/remedies are in the making for your son. Good luck with all.

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  5. I will be praying for Josh! I hope and pray they can find a treatment for him. Thanks so much for following my blog. Im now following back.

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  6. I hope that the new neurologist can help him. As a mom it is so hard to not be able to make our little ones better. Praying for you!

    ~Maureen

    Visiting from the Blog Hop. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  7. Thank you for following I am now following you back :)

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  8. I hope you find someone who can give him something to help his tics. I know how mean kids can be. I was made fun of all through school.

    I'm following you from Friday Blog Hop!! Hopefully you can stop by and follow us too!

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  9. Oh hugs to you I can only imagine how hard that is for you as a mother. My son has ADHD and he does pretty will with it on his medicine. But at least that is not something noticed by other kids.

    I hope you are able to find something to help him.

    Hugs

    Thanks for stopping by Relax and Surf Sunday

    Colleen
    www.shibleysmiles.com

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  10. Found your blog through the Sunday blog hop... I love the design it is so cute! Gorgeous family
    Candace http://cbbaby.blogspot.com

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  11. My grandson has the same problems. Hope things get better for your son.
    Following from Relax and Surf...would love to have you follow back!
    http://funfritzfamily.blogspot.com/

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  12. I hope you and your son can be happy, thanks for the follow. Following back!

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  13. I hope you get a better second opinion then the first. I think some doctors just go crazy with prescribing meds for things they don't need. You did right as a mom. I am following you back! Thanks so much for the follow!

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