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!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Darn Tics!

Those darn tics are back. Elijah has been making noises all weekend and had chewlery(a type of necklace a person can chew on) around his neck since Saturday. If he doesn't wear the chewlery he will chew a hole in whatever shirt he is wearing. I am fine with the tics, really I am, but at times they can push me over the edge. It is just too much noise at times. I tune them out and don't say anything. I know he can't help it, and I hate that he has to deal with them. At least they are only vocal tics and not too many motor tics. About two weeks ago he was laying on his stomach, with his legs bent at the knees and knocking his ankles together. OUCH! It even sounded like it hurt. I am hoping they calm back down again before he goes back to school. At least we are out for Spring Break.

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