It's always something~
I had to keep him home from school today. He has missed so many days that we get letters from the school truancy department basically implying that we are terrible parents. He has severe anxiety with depression. We have notes from his doctor and he is on a 504 plan at school which is kind of a protection of sorts for children with disabilities. We should be ok, but the last letter we got was more threatening. I guess I should call them, but I just don't know what to say. My son stays awake until he can no longer keep his eyes open. He is afraid to go to sleep and sleeps with the light on and he sleeps with me. My poor husband sleeps in my son's room. We are hoping to eventually get him back into his own room, but we can't force the issue without causing more anxiety for him.
I will say that even though my son has missed a ton of school and is late all the time that he has also improved tremendously. He overcomes anxiety every single day of his life. He has panic attacks in large spaces and loud noises cause him anxiety as well. He was in third grade when this all first started. He had chronic strep throat and had an incident where he felt like he was choking because his tonsils were swollen. It set off his anxiety and we have been dealing with it since. There were days that he would lay on the floor crying and begging me not to take him to school. It was awful. To make matters worse I was having terrible pain and headaches from my neck. I had not even been diagnosed with herniated discs and was having a hard time getting my doctor to help me. That is another story all together....doctors afraid to help there patients with pain. Most people don't think this is a problem until they need help themselves. It's normal to feel like "that" will never happen to me or my children, etc...
I'm not sure what to classify this post as. I think venting is what I needed. I barely touched on the subject of my son's anxiety. It is way more complicated than I can get into this random post. I would also like to write a dedicated post about my Idiopathic Hypersomnia as well. It has a huge impact on our lives. I have so many "problems" now that I feel like I am falling apart! Luckily I have my family to help pick up the pieces! Too cheesy? Oh well, I'm also pouting about not getting to order Bath and Body Works yesterday. They had some awesome deals, but we have other more important things to spend money on....like medicine and food. Maybe next time!
Oh, and did I mention that my throat is sore?
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