My 9yo son was diagnosed almost two months ago and at first he was completely unphased by his diagnosis. He never once complained about any pokes or needles. He told the hospital psychologist he was excited about his life change because it was something new to learn.
I obviously have not been excited but have tried not to show how devastated and overwhelmed I have been although I’m sure he’s caught on at least a little. I’ve tried to make it really positive, and encourage his can-do spirit.
However, since we’ve started giving him a ton of dairy since it’s “free” it’s brought on his old, long cured acid reflux with a vengeance. I think now two months in with this extra complication and the constant battling a low or tummy troubles is starting to wear on him and he seems emotionally dry with us. We’ve had to be stern a few times “you have to eat this/drink this medicine” and I feel like he may be having a hard time with that and the whole drastic change all together.
I’ve asked him how he’s felt about it all or if he’s ever felt sad or frustrated and he insists he hasn’t, but I feel like maybe he doesn’t even realize that he might. Then I’m wondering if I’m hiding my feelings from him maybe he’s hiding his from me and maybe I should be a little more honest. Does anyone have any input or ideas?
Thanks so much and God bless you all!