Anonymous asked: Did you ever figure out what was wrong with Aaron?
Nothing physical. ALL his bloodwork (so many full panels) came back totally clear. The doctor actually pulled me aside to say, “Do you think he might be depressed? Maybe he needs a counselor and not a doctor.” Anyway, this is part of why he’s dancing again, among other things. We’ve been talking about it all a lot. I mean he’s not just lying - he gives himself fevers and visibly swollen glands from stress! He can throw up from feeling sad.
There’s a pretty strong family history of depression on both sides of the family, and I’ve been trying to help him notice the things that make him feel more slow and miserable and the things that make him feel better. And I’m trying to take note of things I do that help him be happier. It’s one day at a time.