Friday, September 9, 2011

Dear Mother There is Hope For You...

This is a real photo of real emotions of anger, hopelessness and grumpiness of my otherwise sweet child Garrett. He was out playing in the mud and used the hose to cool off, but got too cold and instantly became angry and wanted to blame me, his mom, for not taking pictures of his mud creations. Dear Mother, Do you have a child, a sweet child, who instantly changes, and otherwise has a wonderful disposition, and sweet nature? This dear child, does he sometimes become angry and umm... well, the best word I can come up with is "forelorned?" Does he seem sad and won't be comforted? and cry quickly? Is everything all of a sudden gloomy? Please dear mother, I want you to know that this happens regularly in our home. I would have never realized the problem or the cure, if my mother-in-law hadn't had the same thing.

In our case the problem is low blood sugar, and the cure is to give him something to eat. Give him some protein, or sometimes anything handy, along with a hug and words of comfort. Within five to ten minutes our sunny boy returns to us. He is just as sweet as ever. This is a real photo of Garrett after eating and showering. The two photos were 15 min. apart. I hope this has helped someone today. God bless you you Dear Mother.
Garrett helped me round up chickens and goats after this and wrote "I love you Mom," in the mud.
Blessings, Kathi

"LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me." Psalm 30:2


Gina said...

The part that really stinks is that the person having the meltdown has lost all reasoning capacity- so when it is the mom, the whole world falls apart, and it's not always apparent why.
We suffer from this at our house. We call it LBSSA Syndrome- Low Blood Sugar Stinky Attitude Syndrome. Me, my eldest son, and my second daughter. I tied to keep cheese sticks on hand when they were little, and now I make sure every meal and snack has a protein component.

Rose of Sharon said...

Have you ever had his blood sugar levels checked at the doctor? I would get this officially diagnosed. It can be serious if you he really has hypoglycemia or diabetes. Also, if he does have hypoglycemia than you can put him on a special diet to prevent these meltdowns. It's important that he can get through life without having meltdowns and it would help you too. If he is diagnosed than he will be educated about it and prevent himself from getting to that critical point.

Love, Sharon

Gramma 2 Many said...

My youngest daughter had it. Miserable. Oh, I see she already talked about it above. Yes she does still have it. It is a problem in our family.
Two other grands also have to be watched closely. Meltdown coming? Spoonful of peanut butter helps the grumpys go away:)

Rose of Sharon said...

Here's a link for more information:

Kathi said...

Thank you for your helpful comments, Sharon, Gina and Grandma 2 Many, I appreciate them. Kathi


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