I was diagnosed w/ MS a year ago and it has been tough. There are days I have absolutely no energy, I can barely get out of bed....then there are days like nothing is wrong. Mostly, everyday I deal w/ the side effects of the MS and try to plan my day to where I'll have little periods to rest otherwise I will physically just shut-down by dinner...sometimes I'm emotionally zonked at that point too. I just don't know what to do w/ my little one. Chloe is almost five and a big handful right now and I'm already a bit of a softy when it comes to her but when I'm wiped out its even worse because I'm almost in self-preservation mode. Those are the days that we have an easy dinner or I let her sleep w/ me when she's scared. She needs me to play w/ her more, and needs more consistancy from me. My husband (her step-dad) works out of town 4 days a week so it's hard w/ him gone and her dad only sees her about a day a week (at the most). So I'm sure out of guilt I let her get by w/ stuff too just to make her happy.... but she is becoming spoiled. Does anyone else have MS or know anyone w/ MS or any other similar type of illness who is also a parent that might have some parenting tips?
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10/31/09 at 12:30pm