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!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

New Tic

Tics are a funny thing. You just never know what new tic might appear and Elijah has a new one. The best way to describe it is a "piggy snort". Sometimes it is just one snort and sometimes there are several snorts. It doesn't seem to bother him and at least it doesn't offend anyone. He is also back to licking his hands and rubbing his face with his licked hands.

We went to the pscyh about a week ago and due to his weight gain we are trying to lessen the amount of one med he gets. I dropped it by 50 mg last week and will drop it by another 50 mg starting tomorrow. Tics really aren't his main issue, the OCD is really more of a problem in his bossiness and not wanting to follow directions, so we can live with a few tics! Plus with him being out of school, it is a good time to tweak meds and see what happens.

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