This may sound like an odd post after my last post was all about S’s brilliant effort at the marathon but S is tired. Ridiculously tired all the time. I am taking him to school at 9.30 most days and picking him up at 1.30 but still, he’s exhausted and his teacher and aides tell me that when he is at school he’s struggling to concentrate and not getting much done. It took him days to recover from our day out at the marathon and whereas he used to use his wheelchair maybe once or twice a week, it’s his preferred choice now pretty much all the time. He has barely used his walker since school went back (thank God for his new wheelchair!!)
I know it’s term 4 so a bit of tiredness is to be expected but he’s so tired at the moment – and therefore more emotional and easily upset – that I am wondering whether we should be just calling it quits on the school year now and staying at home!
He is still battling with skin issues and hay fever and therefore not always getting great sleep and most of the time at the moment he is not his usual chirpy happy self.
It’s awful to watch and frustrating for him. He didn’t go to school yesterday and is taking today off (school aths) and Thursday (teacher strike) and I am just hoping that with all this rest he will be a little recharged. But it’s a long term! So we will just have to see.
Problem with him staying at home from school also is that he often has to tag along to all the therapy and appointments we have going on for M at the moment. So it’s not true rest time.
To be honest, I am exhausted too. Need a break and wishing were just a little closer to those Christmas hols :).
Sorry for the whine, but feel better for getting it off my chest!