Jacob and Elijah Shaddox are brothers. Jacob is 21 years old and just moved into an apartment with his girlfriend. He graduated from a technical college with an Associate's degree in Computer Maintenance. He works for a school district as a computer technician. Elijah is almost 18 years old. He is hearing impaired, has Tourette Syndrome, OCD and ADHD. He is a junior in high school. Elijah lives with his mom Mary and her wife, his stepmom. Mary has a bachelor's in deaf education and a masters in special education, and is an educational diagnostician. Life is always changing and this blog has chronicled many of these changes and will continue to do so!

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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