Thanks. He is also being referred to child and adolescent mental health services. His rheumy realises he has lost confidence in himself and his joints. I agree he is probably going into puberty as many signs suggest it. The other child is my friends son,i have just the one and love him dearly. Maybe having my own health problems and pain perhaps i am not always at my best,perhaps he feels i have enough to deal with. Sometimes we are also too close to our kids. He has also been bullied a lot at school and was also living through domestic violence(injury from that brought this issue to the fore and was why the hospital appeared to not want to get involved). He is also a young carer and has received local and national awards so feels a degree of responsibiity for me. I now have one arm in plaster and immediately he said he will need to do more looking after this week(ironic that i should be doing it for him). So yes he has a lot of issues at the moment. I think 10 is a difficult age as he is no longer a child but not a teen/young adult. He is discovering who he is and now has all this to deal with. He also says he will miss his pets,perhaps substitutes for siblings he will never have and bodies that accept him for who he is and do not bully him. I will do or try anything for him.
Mum to son with hms,pain amplification,migraine,plantar fascitis,ibs.lactose intolerant,hayfever and numerous allergies. I have hms,arthritis,migraine,p.o.t.s,allergies,and others too numerous to mention. Acused of being mentally ill hence.....madmum.