TTD STINKS!!!!! (this is the g rated version of what I would really like to say.) There are many things about Trichothiodystrophy that I don't like but one of the hardest parts is having to watch my baby in pain ALL of the time. So, looking at these pictures, which do not do it justice, you might think... Hmmm.. was he in an accident? Did he fall? No, these injuries are 100% self inflicted. Collin is in so much pain at times that he wants to inflict pain in another area to take away from the pain that he is experiencing. For those of you wondering, yes, we do give him pain medications, LOTS of pain medications. There are times all to often that it just doesn't touch it. When this is happening we have to put Collin on watch. We can't leave him alone for one second (even to go to the bathroom) for fear that when we come back we will find this. My sweet and beautiful little boy teary eyed, bleeding, and grateful for any relief that he can find. Today there will be lots and lots of cuddles. I am not posting this to make you feel sorry for Collin or our family. I post this because I want the other TTD families that read this blog to know that they are not alone. This is a hard reality of this illness and it is no ones fault. TTD is an awful beast and if affects every aspect of their lives. These wonderful, brave, and courageous children living with TTD are my Hero's!!!!