1. EXTREME sensitivity to smell and food textures. (Put peanut butter near his nose and watch him immediately throw up)
2. CAN'T sleep. (Put him to bed at 8pm, watch him fall asleep around 1am)
As a result, we had a super skinny kid who didn't sleep. This summer, I was embarrassed to take him to the pool because you could see his ribs. Leroy looked malnourished and tired.
Then we found the wonder drug! **I'm not going to mention the name here because all drugs work differently on different people.** This drug was originally one of the older medications for depression. Doctor's stopped using it for depression because it made people tired and fat. And really, if you are depressed.....the last thing you want to do is gain 50 pounds and be tired all the time. Now that's really depressing!
Leroy started the drug in September. The kid can sleep now. That makes such a huge difference in his ability to concentrate at school and enjoy his life.
Leroy also eats now. He still has the sensitivities to certain smells and foods, but he has expanded his repertoire of food. He thinks about food a lot! His teacher actually pulled me aside one day to ask me what Leroy's fascination was with Thanksgiving. She said that for the past month, all he has talked about in class was turkey and pies.
Leroy on the scale yesterday weighed 9 pounds heavier than he did a couple of months ago. I can now take him to the pool without shame.
And now on to Leroy's Christmas list (with pictures even). I think you will enjoy it. I crossed out his name because his name is not really Leroy. I mean, who names their kid Leroy for Christ's sake?
The kid wants S'mores for Christmas! Really?
So under the tree there will be a box full of graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate. (I think lighter and wood won't be included)