Just checked the date on my last post - it's been awhile.
I've been babbling on my history blogs and whatnot but things have been a bit egg-shell-like here with feral Aspie kidlet.
He's been ok, generally, but his sad moments are getting more and more prevelant.
Trotted him off to the GP for a referral to headspace and, surprise, surprise, he also diagnosed mild depression.
I'm not surprised, really, it goes hand in hand with anxiety and Aspie teen has always been one to beat himself up (verbally) when things go wrong even when he is clearly not at fault.
I've got to organise an appointment with headspace, fill in the reams of paperwork I was sent for disability behaviour assistance, trot off to my hospital appointment today (cos I'm going deaf as well as blind, oh joy), deal with my elderly father who is revelling in his second childhood and somewhere try to relocate my sanity in amongst the madness of Baby Santa Grilled Cheezus Season.
Aspie teen finds sudden huge obstacles in his way and literally cannot move to do something - like washing his hands, locking his chooks up, turning on the TV, etc.
You get the picture, mundane, everyday little things that we don't think twice about.
But he goes to do them and suddenly he's shaking or in tears or both or keening a high pitched noise and can NOT explain what is wrong or what is stopping him from finishing his action.
His anxiety is growing out of all proportion and we're only able to give him support, cuddles and plenty of love.
Thank goodness others have been through this before and we will be able to get help from headspace as well as other people.
Where is my sanity again....?