Elliott hasn’t been back a full day yet and is already incredibly anxious. He endured Gavin’s tantrum this morning and has been in edge ever since.
I absolutely hate that our home life is in shambles.
The only thing that we can do is cracked down on the problematic behavior that is contributing to most of the stress.
However, that is a lose lose situation. If we cracked down on the behavior, we will be increasing the number of tantrums, which in turn adds to the stress. If we don’t, than the behaviors that are not addressed will add to the stress anyway.
We have to make a major push for medical stabilization. At this point, I don’t know that medically speaking, Gavin would be at any increased risk in an inpatient treatment facility.
If anything, I would think he might do better. They would be working to address the behaviors that are likely contributing the autonomic crises. The tantrums seem to really throw his system for a loop and it makes sense that they would.
This is one of those situations where I am completely at a loss as to what to do.
On one hand, no one wants Gavin placed in a situation that could be hazardous to visit health. However, there are a greater number of people suffering as we speak. There is nothing to say that we will ever get a diagnosis for the autonomic stuff. There is a very real chance that no one will be able to really nail it down. Also, even if it is identified, there’s nothing to say it can actually be treated.
Maybe school will help a little bit. It will at least give all the boys a chance to be away from each other and give us a break.
I just know that watching Elliott go from happy and being a kid to hiding under a blanket with Emmett because of the tantrums, is something I have to put a stop to.
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