Does it seem like they get 200x worse with whatever behaviors they exhibit? Aaaccck!! I know, I understand, their little bodies are trying to fight whatever germ is there, so they don't have any reserve to cope. I have told myself that and reminded myself that a million times today. Ds has a cold (which he so kindly has shared with me....), and he is CRABBY, CRABBY, CRABBY. He has had at least 4 major tantrums today. Over NOTHING. One of them was because he was just tired. He refuses to eat anything unless he's sitting in my lap and I'm holding him. I am trying desperately to finish filling out the forms and the never ending pile of CRAP for early intervention, speech evaluations, autism evaluations, etc., and I swear everytime I push the "on" button on the phone, he literally starts SCREAMING. I had to actually run into the other room and dart into the closet for a minute so I could leave a message with a doctor's office without a screaming toddler in the background. I can hold him when I'm on the phone, but he still screams anyway....until I hang up.
He is really driving me batty. Partly because I'm tired myself and getting sick (my throat is absolutely on fire), and partly because it's just getting exhausting with the CONSTANT screaming. He had a pediatrician appt. yesterday, his ears are fine, his lungs are clear, it's just a cold, he's just irritable.
I know it's normal behavior for a sick kid to decompensate as far as behavior goes. I guess I just needed to vent and see if any other SN mamas have the same problem when their kids are sick. I vascilate between feeling really bad for him and knowing he must feel like total crap, and being really annoyed and at my wit's end from the constant tantruming.