What Should You Know About Dystonia in Children?

The days of summer are at a close.

The temperature has finally dropped, and there’s a chill in the air.

A new season is upon us. Finally!

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School is back in session. Alleluia!

Recently, I returned to work full-time. My husband also works full-time.

We have four wonderful children, aged 11, 8, 6 and 5 years old.

Logistically, it’s a nightmare.

Crack of dawn chaos. Bus stops. Morning commute. And traffic.

My job is not very flexible. My husband’s job is flexible at times.

We have no family in town. I mean no one.

Our closest relatives live about 3 hours away.

Earlier this week, the delicacy of my pseudo-balanced life reared its ugly head. My world came crashing down with one phone call from school: My kids are sick. All of them.

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All of them? What? Was it a bad batch of Hamburger Helper last night? Shit!

Shutdown

As a mom, I have do a temporary shutdown of my office mode:

  • Cancel the meetings
  • Forget the deadlines
  • Ignore the surmounting emails

And switch to the parent mode of: showers and PJs for all, chicken soup, lots of tissues and TLC.

But, what happens to a parent who can’t “heal” their child with warm broth and lots of snuggles?

It happens. More often than not.

Kids with Dystonia

If you happen to be a parent or guardian of a child who is living with dystonia, there are ways you can help your child manage this disease.

This article provides insider information:

  • Oral medication
  • Treatments
  • Considerations

As parents, we do everything we can to try and keep our kids from becoming ill or feeling pain.

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There are plenty of less-than-pleasant moments that accompany parenthood, but I’d argue that having a sick kid is the actual worst.

The management of dystonia in children is undergoing intense review.

As with any medical advice, please consult your medical practitioner if you have any health care questions.


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