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Nephew #2 update

So my younger nephew does not have diabetes. The doctors think his excess drinking and peeing is behavioral, related to anxiety. Seven years old, and they think he's too anxious.

Welcome to the family, kid.

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cactuswatcher
Mar. 22nd, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
At least it's not diabetes. Mom and dad may be able to help him with his worries.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 22nd, 2012 10:53 pm (UTC)
They are suggesting child therapy, actually. I think mom and dad try, but mostly what they end up teaching is compulsive overeating to deal with anxiety.
a2zmom
Mar. 22nd, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Being that anxious is not good, but I am glad he doesn't have diabetes.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 22nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Alas, it seems to be the family curse (anxiety, not diabetes).
cornerofmadness
Mar. 23rd, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
poor kid but just the same, I'm very glad it's not diabetes
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 23rd, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
Me, too.
marciaelena
Mar. 23rd, 2012 04:01 am (UTC)
Ah, sorry to hear it's anxiety. But glad it's not diabetes.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 23rd, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
Yeah, I vote for the former over the latter myself, even though I know from experience, chronic anxiety is no fun at all.
anomster
Mar. 23rd, 2012 06:34 am (UTC)
So glad to hear he doesn't have diabetes! I hope he gets help w/the anxiety...think there's any chance of family therapy? I mean, given what you say above about the family approach to anxiety.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 23rd, 2012 12:22 pm (UTC)
I think that's the plan.
ann1962
Mar. 23rd, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it is something they can work with. Rough, but not diabetes.
masqthephlsphr
Mar. 23rd, 2012 10:12 pm (UTC)
I hope they can work with it. People can be very weird about psychological issues, esp with children.
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masqthephlsphr
Mar. 23rd, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
That sounds a lot like my nephew.
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masqthephlsphr
Mar. 23rd, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
Sounds a lot like me! Anxiety and insomnia. Sometimes both.
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masqthephlsphr
Mar. 24th, 2012 04:30 am (UTC)
Don't you love chips off the ol' (sideways) block? Like my niece and nephew.

Don't you hate when they inherit *everything*, poor kids?
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masqthephlsphr
Mar. 24th, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
He's younger. His son is the spitting image of our sister, and his daughter is the spitting image of me.

Can't escape family!
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