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Autism Verses “Elf”our Elf on the Shelf

 

All OF THE PLANS I HAD FOR “ELF”, OUR ELF ON THE SHELF, TO NOT RETURN ARE NOT GOING THE WAY THEY WERE GOING IN MY HEAD AT MIDNIGHT WHEN I ORIGINALLY POSTED. 

 SINCE OCTOBER, CAMRYN HAS HAD STREP THROAT (2 TIMES), PNEUMONIA,(diagnosed two days before Thanksgiving), AND NOW BLISTERS ARE ON THE INSIDE HER MOUTH.

AT A SICK VISIT YESTERDAY OUR DOCTOR FELT THE SPOTS WERE COLD SORES, BUT DID MENTION HAND, FOOT AND MOUTH. HER LUNGS WERE CLEAR, BUT THE DOCTOR FELT IT WAS BEST TO START HER ON ANOTHER ANTIBIOTIC BECAUSE SHE STILL WAS A LITTLE “JUNKY” SOUNDING. ALSO, HER LEFT EAR TUBE APPEARS TO BE FALLING OUT.

ALL OF THESE FACTORS COMPILED TOGETHER, CHANGE CAMRYN INTO A DIFFERENT KID.

TODAY, THE BLISTERS ARE MULTIPLYING IN HER MOUTH. AFTER CALLING THE DOCTOR, WE WERE ASSURED THAT WE ARE  HER HANDLING HER SYMPTOMS AS BEST WE CAN. 

BEING SICK CAN BE HARD FOR ANYONE. FOR CAMRYN, SICKNESS IS TAKEN TO A DIFFERENT LEVEL. A RUNNY NOSE COULD CHANGE HER WORLD AND CAUSE HER TO CRY INCESSANTLY.

THE BLISTERS ARE MAKING EATING, DRINKING AND TALKING VERY DIFFICULT. SHE WAS GIVEN A MEDICATION FOR US TO APPLY TO EACH SORE WITH A Q-TIP, BUT IT IS VERY DIFFICULT FOR HER TO OPEN HER MOUTH AND HAVE THE MEDICATION APPLIED. 

Pray for my girl. Autism stinks.  My heart breaks to watch anyone suffer, especially someone who truly doesn’t understand what is happening. For Camryn to fall asleep randomly, is a huge red flag that something is clearly wrong.

****This too shall pass and we will return to the original issue as soon as possible. 

It is 12:01 am. December 1st. The Christmas season is officially here. If you think the season started a minute before midnight, you’re cute.

For all of you out there who love your sneaky, tricky, clever, elf… awesome.

I hate ours.

Join me this Christmas as our elf moves to a new home.

He will make a brief visit at some point during the day tomorrow and THEN a new tradition will begin.

This Mom Battle is OVER!

All that work for 24 days and this picture symbolizes the end result in some way, shape, or form.

Tomorrow, I will explain why this relationship is over and after that elf hits the dumpster, I will share a daily- meaningful -easy activity that our elf has left in my trusted hands with you each day.

Don’t worry that it is December 1st and I have no clue what the daily- meaningful- easy activities even are.

I can promise one thing, they won’t involve disappointed kids whose creepy looking elf stays in the same spot for a week.

I stink at the elf. I may stink at this too, but a breakup is a breakup.

Jesus helps this mess!

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