Living with Tourette & # 39; s: Mother opens to raising THREE children with the syndrome and how she handles their involuntary ticks and violent outbursts in obscene language
- Mandy Maysey has three children who have all developed the syndrome by Tourrette
- Connor, 25, Jasmine, 12, and Isabel, 6, constantly tormented by involuntary tics
- She revealed that her children often take new tics from their siblings
An Australian mother has revealed what it's like to raise three children who all have Tourette syndrome.
The children of Mandy Macy Connor, 25, Jasmine, 12, and Isabel, age 6, are constantly tormented by involuntary body movement tics – often violent – and verbal tics involving obscene language.
The middle-aged child Jasmine began to develop signs of neurological disorder around Easter this year, beginning with strange body movements.
Children of Mandy Macy Connor, 25, Jasmine, 12 and Isabel , 6, are constantly tormented by involuntary movement of the body tics – often violent – and verbal tics is including obscene language
to develop teaks, including slaps herself around Easter this year
He then progressed during the last school holidays, repeatedly calling out certain phrases like "Bob Ross is my dad", "I'm a hobby" and & # 39; woof woof & # 39 ;.
Just last week, she developed coprolalia – obscene voice tics.
"So three for three with that of Touret and three for three with swear words. I really have to do the lotto, "Mandy Macy told The Sunday Project.
Jasmine stated that she regularly injures herself because one of her tics involves hitting the slap in the face.
his mother, who says she hates every second, which made her younger sister Isabelle develop the same tick.
Mandy says that the ticks are impressive and that if someone else has a particular tick, it's pretty easy to
The oldest of the three Connor revealed that his Tourrette appeared only four years ago.
when I was about 21 years old nodding my head and it has been steadily escalating ever since. In adult life, I had to learn to navigate a new world, "he said.
Tours affect about 1 in 100 children, but the cause remains a mystery.
"When you go in public you really need to develop thick skin, "says Mandy
21 years are more commonly affected – and boys are generally more likely than girls to develop this condition. Symptoms are thought to decrease with age, but those with the condition should learn to manage it for life.
"When you go out in public, you really need to develop thick skin. I can understand that for some people I find it difficult to hear the language coming out of the mouth of my beautiful children. But it's just part of life, they can't help it and they have no intention of it, "Mandy said.
Mandy says that she allows herself to cry, but then quickly finds her self-control – realizing that she is in a supportive role for her children and should be there for them.
"I book myself a miserable party two or three times a week, if I need to, I'll call," she said.
"I'll drive in my car or listen to a sad song, take my eyes out, or sit in the shower for 10 minutes … and then I'll regroup and say '' well, well, that's enough '."
Symptoms are thought to decrease with age, ie. but those who have the condition must learn to manage it all their lives