THE SHADDOX BOYS
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!
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Elijah had another good week at school. He hasn't been able to buy ice cream since we figured out that sugar is NOT good for him. He has had a pretty good weekend, until today. He was argumentative this afternoon and back to being just a pain in the rear. He argued with me any chance he could get and had to get the last word in. Later, after my partner came home we figured out he had snuck into our room at SOME point today and gotten into chocolate. We are not sure how much chocolate, but I guess enough to put him IN THIS MOOD. Just more of a confirmation to me, that a large amount of sugar is not good for him.
Let's just say, I don't take all sugar away from him, but I try to keep it to a minimal. This is especially true on school days. He has sugar free syrup with his waffles or pancakes in the morning. He has low calorie cookies in his lunch if he takes it. He does get chocolate milk at school, but just a pint. Let's just say, these small amounts of sugar are not good for him. Ice cream, doughnuts, candy, and a few other foods affect him badly. Sometimes we just have these days, and at least we have figured out what triggers it.