Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. They live with their mom, Mary, who is the writer of this blog. Jacob is 19 and is now four inches taller than his mom! He also has ADHD and gorgeous red hair. He is a freshman at a technical college studying computer maintenance. Elijah is 15! He is in 9th grade and he is not in ROTC at his high school. He also had red hair, but it is lighter and not as thick as his brother's hair. He is hearing impaired(auditory neuropathy) and wears two cochlear implants. He also has tourette syndrome, ADHD, OCD and anxiety! Mary just started her 25th year as a teacher of the deaf. She is also in her last semester of graduate school to be a diagnostician! She will graduate in December of 2015!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Added some links

Well instead of cutting and pasting all of Elijah's story, I decided to add links to his story that is already on the Auditory Neuropathy website. If you scroll down to the bottom of this web the bottom right you will see two links. One is Elijah's journey and the other is Elijah Goes Bilateral! I hope you like the stories.

I have also added some links on Tourette Syndrome. Elijah was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome in July of 2008. He started having some tics in October of 2007. We didn't even suspect tourette syndrome(TS) until February of 2008. The tics came and went, and were never really an issue. However, behavior was an issue. In June of 2008 the tics became severe and so I took video of the tics. I took him back to the neurologist who diagnosed him with tourette syndrome. He has also been diagnosed with ADHD, obsessive compulsive disotrder, and anxiety. This all happend during the summer of 2008. The school year for 2008-09 will have to wait for another blog. So many changes occurred.

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