It started as a cold, coughing, sneezing, that kind of thing, but it just wouldn't go away. We did the usual plenty of fluids, rest, tlc, but he was getting fed up with feeling crap. Anyway off to the docs we went last week and he was given antibiotics to clear up a phlegmy throat (yuck!). The antibios were finished yesterday and he still isn't right, poor bugger!
All this week he has woken up with migraine type headaches with light sensitivity. He's been walking around the house wearing sunglasses. To be honest he looks like an extra from the Blues Brothers as for the past few days he's been wearing his black pjs as well. Back up the docs we went today. Apparently his throat is no longer phlegmy and his chest is clear, so it's back to tlc, fluids and paracetamol. The worst thing is that he keeps feeling so tired. One minute he's his bouncy self and then he's as white as a sheet and wants to go to sleep. Unfortunately, being an Aspi, he will not give in unless he drops (see pic above). Bedtime is 9pm and he will not go to bed before then. Oh well.
Undetered, he's been keeping up with his home ed work, so fair play to him. We are now trying another new approach! I'm going to give him a list of things that I want him to do by the end of the week and he can choose what order he wants to do them and when he wants to do it. As long as the whole lot is done by the end of the week. So far, admittedly it's only been a week, it's working and he's enjoying ticking things off.
The idea came from a discussion with some friends whose children go to school. They are getting their homework at the beginning of the week and as long as it's handed in by the following Monday, they can do it as and when. I thought, why not. It means that if he wants he can work really hard at the beginning of the week and have the rest of the week off. Or he can spread it through the week evenly (or mad rush it if he really wants to - haha). What it also means is that he's taking responsibility for his learning. I've started off with a fairly basic list that is easy to follow and to do and he's working his way through it nicely! Each week I'll add a bit more until we are including experiments and artwork. At the moment it's just review sheets, maths, a bit of documentary watching and some computer research work.
So, all is not well on the health front, but on the work front things are going pretty swimmingly.
PS: The little dog in the picture is Merlin. He's my daughter's dog, a Chiuaua/Jack Russell cross and he's fully grown!!