It’s been a crazy day, so no photos for you, just a quick little update.
I took the boys back to the doc to see how they are responding to their medication. DS-12 is responding to his asthma meds, so it appears he does, indeed have issues. The doctor prescribed a daily treatment for him to take on a regular basis.
But the big surprise was DS-8. I took him in to see about rashes and allergies possibly causing tummy trouble. But I showed the Doc a scab on A’s forehead. The point was a rash around the spot where I had applied a band-aid, but the doc asked if he did a lot of picking.
Well, yeah, we are a family of pickers, after all. A does have a real problem with it, though; he always has a scab on his face struggling to heal against his busy little fingers. The doc said the picking was a symptom of OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) connected with anxiety. His frequent bouts of tummy trouble could also be a sign of anxiety, as is his stranger danger shyness.
Anyone in the family identify with the symptoms. (You can’t see it, but I am waiving my hand in the air.)
I rather reluctantly accepted a prescription for his OCD and I’m going to give it a month to see if it solves some of my little man’s problems.
Meanwhile, I am self prescribing myself large doses of chocolate to battle the anxiety of my job.
My biggest gut eater is the fact that I am on the school beat and my DH is a school teacher. I’m constantly writing things I suspect will tick of DH’s boss. This is not really likely to cause peaceful feelings and calm nerves.
I’m wondering why I, with my inability to spell, my funky fears of things like talking to strangers, and my general anxiety, decided it would be a good idea to be a journalist.
Sometimes I wonder how good I would be at my job if I were not so neurotic.*
Oh my hell. I just looked up neurotic on Google to make sure I spelled it right, and this was the list of symptoms.
* ...anxiety, sadness or depression, anger, irritability, mental confusion, low sense of self-worth, etc., behavioral symptoms such as phobic avoidance, vigilance, impulsive and compulsive acts, lethargy, etc., negativity and cynicism, and perfectionism.