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!

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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