THE SHADDOX BOYS
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!
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Video of Tics
Elijah's tics have shown up again in a big way. I really debated on posting a video, but I do want people to see what a "tic" is. It can be so many things. In both videos you hear him snorting, hitting himself or the floor, and some licking of his hands in the first video. He usually licks his hands and rubs them on his face right after the licking.
In the second video you hear me ask him to stop chewing on his shirt. I am fairly sure this is a tic, but he is tearing up his shirts. Even right now, he is banging up my computer desk. As I said in my last blog, it is such a trade off. Stay on a higher dose of medicine and he gains the weight. Lower the dosage and hope the tics aren't too severe and that he doesn't gain more weight.
Oh and on this second video you can hear me ask him to PUT HIS EAR ON! I need to splice all of those together for one long video!