Monday, December 17, 2007

Still Sick

N struggled this morning (75 minutes late to school). It didn't help that his lava lamp blew up all over his room. I've spent the morning trying to clean up the yellow wax, which is everywhere and seems to be leaving behind a stain. N also had rough spots twice on Sunday and once on Saturday. N still cries sometimes, but mostly he lets me know that he is struggling. He seems paralyzed by the anorexia. He also seems to get overwhelmed easily. It has helped to break tasks/chores/homework down into one step at a time. He copes better overall with that strategy -- rather than typically throwing his hands up and giving up. I also give him lots of hugs and try to help him in any way that I can. Sometimes he just needs to be alone for a while. After some quiet time, he'll do better.

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