Admitting you have Tourette

Corey has developed a habit of getting up at 3 a.m. for about an hour to an hour and a half. Not sure why. He says he just can’t sleep anymore right now. Then he goes back to bed usually by 4:30.

I have to keep a food journal for him for 2 weeks for his neurologist, too. I guess he’s going to consult with the psychiatrist on that and see if they might be able to change some of his behaviors through dietary changes and physical therapy.

The PT is for his SPD, to determine what symptoms bother him most, and if and how he can avoid them to avoid a sensory storm. So much to talk about, so much to do. I worry, but I’m reassured that he was so open with both doctors about what was going on and how he finally admitted out loud to a total stranger that he has Tourette instead of burying his face in my arm.

The doc has a rule that Corey has to sit at one end of the couch and I sit at the other. I’m just there because it’s policy. All the interaction is between Corey and Dr. W. He had to tell him what he wanted help with, and his first words were “My Tourette Syndrome.”

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