CORY’S GRANDMOTHER, PAM
Cory turned seven just before Christmas. He is now on his second 10-day round of antibiotics. Before the first round his little hands were red, chapped and almost bleeding from washing them so much.
His symptoms were better while on the first round. His hand had cleared up pretty good. I used a special hand cream on him which he finally agreed to when on the antibiotics.
But after being off of the antibiotics for six days, he had a complete meltdown and could not stop washing his hands again. He told his mommy while crying. “I can’t help it. My brain keeps telling me to wash my hands.”
Cory went from being a bright, happy and sweet little boy to having a sudden onset of obsessive compulsive disorder, tics, and not being able to shower and go to bed by himself. His symptoms were so serious that he could not hold a pencil and could not write anymore.
Now he is on his second round of antibiotics and is doing so much better. We’re really dreading what will happen after this current 10 days.
Your book, Your Child has Changed: Should You Consider PANDAS? is a great help. Thank you for having this information available. It is such a great help to me and my daughter and son-in-law. They have three children and Cory is the youngest.
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