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12 year old son housebound with ME.

(6 Posts)
user1490267822 Thu 23-Mar-17 11:28:25

Does anyone out there have a child with ME that is so affected by their illness they are housebound and too exhausted to even have friends visit for 5 minutes?

Canadalife Thu 23-Mar-17 11:33:54

Hi there...I don't any more...but I did.my daughter was diagnosed when she was 7, off school for nearly 3 years...returned back for 15 mins a day.... now at 15 is full time at school on rack for GCSEs. Telling you this so you know there is hope.

I am happy to answer questions if you have any? It was a v thought slog. I would suggest you contact AYME if you have not done so already and loo up the work of Dr Ester Crawley

Please look after yourself as well....it is v hard work looking after everyone.

user1490267822 Sat 25-Mar-17 13:41:29

Many thanks for taking the time to respond. Good to know there is hope. Hope you're daughter does well in her GCSEs.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Sat 25-Mar-17 13:50:04

My ds 13 also has it. Diagnosed at 2- the youngest in our region. He hasnt been too bad until secondary school. Year 8 and now struggling. I do know a bit of 16 who has only managed an hour a week at school the past year. Hoping time and rest and good diet stops things getting worse for ds. It's a mine field. .

PositiveAttitude Sat 25-Mar-17 18:35:35

dd3 had it here from the age of 14. She is now 22 and has been able to have a near normal life for the past 3 years. At her worst she didnt go out of the house for a year and we had to lift her from her bed to the sofa, feed her, wash her and do everything for her.

Have you been seen by a specialist consultant? If not it is worth having a look at the NICE guidelines and getting a referral. Once DD had been seen by our specialist we had a plan and things gradually improved - although slowly.

I joined Mumsnet because of my DD having CFS/ME. I was told about a lovely supportive thread that ran years ago with mums in the same situation. here's a link
and here's part 2

You might find it useful to read through and see what helped each of us and the issues that we struggled with.

I am also happy for you to message me if you need any further support. It's a hard road, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. flowers

DaffodilTime Sat 25-Mar-17 18:46:22

I don't have any advice but I am so sorry as can't imagine how hard this must be. I feel almost glad it's me who has ME (or something similar) in our family rather than the DC; They did start off low in energy but it gives me such relief to see them build in strength and stamina as they grow bigger. I do hope things get better OP.
I am very interested in gut health as it seems at the bottom of a lot of things but have yet to find a big improvement and just manage my activity carefully.

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