Casey is in one of his “cycles” right now. He’s super hard. He breaks down easy. He screams and cries for HOURS. It’s TOUGH to watch. He doesn’t sleep well, even with the medicine he’s on. He gets super fixated on things- way more than he usually is, which is already way beyond “obsessions.” We can’t go anywhere and it’s tough to allow Carter’s or Casey’s friends over because I’m afraid they’re going to get caught in the cross-hairs. He’s violent, but fortunately that’s tempered because of the risperdal.
I’m SO tired right now. Casey’s been getting up before the sun, usually about 4am, every day for the last week or so. At home, we walk on eggshells because he’s so fragile. Lately it’s been worse, too, because Abby is LOUD. She’s found her voice and that sets him off, too.
I’m lost again. I don’t know what to do for him. We’re used to these cycles, but this one is worse because I can see how badly it’s affecting HIM. Usually, he’d just scream and kick and then be done with it. But now he feels bad about how he’s acting. He feels bad about everything. It looks A LOT like depression, but what do I do with that?!
Grumble grumble… time to make another call to the autism center. Any other ideas you guys might have would help SO MUCH.