Yesterday my son woke up, came into the kitchen and started having a sniffing and neck twitching TIC. Initially I sent him off to the bathroom because I thought he needed to blow his nose. When he came out and looked upset and confused I realised that this was something else. He sat down and then the TIC just took over and it kept repeating itself. My son lay down, closed his eyes and starting focusing on his breathing which helped calm him down. Previous to this Thor would cough and clear his throat constantly a residual effect from Pnuemonia he suffered in June (we thought). Realising now that that was indeed a TIC has made this all so much unbelievable. Our son then shared with us that he has always had something with him but that he didn't think anything of it and we his parents didn't pick up on it other than finding something irritable. I lay in bed last night wondering what does this mean for my son, what will his future be now that it has shown its face in way that is so noticeable? I don't know anyone in my town whose child has has this and all I really want to do is talk. His dad and I are supporting him and talking to him and have printed information to help him realise and understand what this is and all the different ways it can appear or have control over a person. He wants to go back to school, he loves playing sport, socially always been a bit akward but as we talk more and more to him and one another we realise that this has been maybe that underlying thing we couldn't quite put our finger on. Dunno if that makes sense. Anyway I just wanted to share to release what is going on in my head and my heart. Nothing will change the love we have for our son it just doesn't seem quite real.