Peppermint Tea - I have been thinking of you the past two days and planned to email you today or tomorrow. You are definitely at a hard, hard time with the treatment and it is so difficult to hang on but it will be worth it.
That's great you are going to a counselor soon. I wish we could have gotten DS to one. Now that he is mostly better, I can see he is trying to process it more. It almost seems like he couldn't even "see" it while he was in it. I wonder if since your kids are so down and out right now if you could find a counselor who could do Skype with them - I know it's virtually impossible at the current stage to plan anything, even a Skype call, since they could be totally out of it but it's a thought I had and one I wish I'd come up with while DS was at his worst.
I'm so sorry to hear your kids may end up needing to skip this year of school. It does often get to a point where learning is unsustainable.
I agree with Peteza about
comedies. When DS couldn't lift a finger or think straight, he naturally gravitated to comedy series and watched many of them the past 3 years. Depending on brain fog, books on tape/Ted talks and documentaries can be a way to continue learning on days/hours when they are capable of listening and understanding. We found that eventually even though the fatigue was there, brain fog was less and sometimes more educational stuff could be slipped in.
Keep us posted. I haven't been checking in as frequently but am glad I stopped by today - sending you a virtual hug!
Parent of teen DS w/ CDC+ Lyme test Nov 2015, late stage Lyme + mycoplasma, bartonella, babesia. Currently treating with antibiotics/anti-malerials, multivitamin, magnesium, Charlotte's Web Advanced CBD oil.
Website I started: ParentsofLymeKids.com
aka Lyme Disease 101 for Parents