To say that this year has been challenging would be an understatement. This year has tested every ounce of patience I have and truly been one of self realization. With a husband battling PTSD and a child with what we thought at the beginning of the year was ADHD let’s just say there hasn’t been a lot of down time.
Husband is finally getting help and working on himself. He’s lost weight, has more energy and his attitude has improved to his baseline of grumpy.
Child (4.5 year old boy) is a constant work in progress (as any child is). We started the year on the ADHD train but we’ve now changed trains and are working with something that I have no idea how to handle – (but I’m learning) – Primitive Reflex Retention, Sensory Processing Disorder and some Ocular Motor Dysfunction.
These diagnoses are a relief and at the same time a huge source of anxiety for me. I’m relieved because I chose not to medicate my child for ADHD and try to treat him naturally first. I’m relieved that these diagnoses are 100% treatable and that he actually enjoys the treatment. I’m anxious because in addition to everything else I have to do in my day I have to figure out how to get him to all this therapy in addition to school and myself to work, make a home cooked meal (shout out to Terra’s Kitchen) and at some point find time to sleep (and for the Bachelor and General Hospital).
The services that he needs aren’t available in the county that we live in so I have to drive about an hour to these appointments and back. In searching for services I came across something called Float Therapy, I’m intrigued, not for him, for myself. These Float Spas offer a sensory deprivation chamber where you float in about 18 inches of water that is saturated with magnesium salts leading your auses yobody to float without any effort. The chamber is dark and you float in silence for 60 to 90 minutes…your choice. I can’t wait to try it. Kind of like a bath of silence.