>So I had what the doctors refer to as a heart event. Now, I am supposed to keep calm. I have blood pressure medicine. How can I keep calm when a child is constantly doing things he shouldn’t be, taking things that aren’t his, and hoarding garbage? The ODD and OCD in him will make both of us crazy. I have to remove myself from the situation, over and over again, as I really don’t want the heart event to recur or become something more severe. I was told by my daughter that out of all of the kids, M was the only one who was not upset about me being in the hospital. Is it because he doesn’t understand? He is only 9, yet… Tweet #fighting4answrs
>We were in town for meetings with psychiatry for the youngest boy. he got caught steeling at Runnings Fleet Farm. And then got caught stealing at the doctor’s office. Been a long day. He was doing so good, we offered to buy him something after lunch. Then… he said he couldn’t help himself. he even told the doctor that we don’t let him eat…. He gained six pounds since he last visit. Doctor asked him if he wanted to go and live somewhere else so he could be locked up. the boy says no. I love him dearly, but how do we protect him from himself? Tweet #fighting4answrs
>Well, M is finally asleep. It has been a rough day. Started with him getting a bath and writing all over the tub with a pencil. Then the mouth started. Took away all privileges. Mouth continued. Ended up being a long day and he got incredibly mouthy. He got so mad he threatened to hurt himself. So we restrained him. Then he started cussing me out. Got him calmed down. Still no privileges. He was ok for a while, then we discovered that he had a book and paper that he wasn’t supposed to have. Took them away, and he started throwing things. Tried to throw my laptop. Was successful in getting it away from him without hurting him or the laptop. Got him calmed down again. I had to run an errand so left for a bit. We let him work on a puzzle with his siblings and mom.