On the ocean of life we are experience high tide’s and low tide’s. Sometimes there are even rip tide’s that pull you out to sea.
We have experienced many low tide’s and many more rip tide’s in our voyage so far. Today started out pretty low. We had to rush Lizze to the ER because yesterday she developed a HUGE bruise on her lower belly where they made the incision. I was concerned because the bruise showed up a week after the surgery. My parents came and got the kids and we were off to the ER. Everything checked out just fine and we were back a few hours later. My parents held on to the kids so we could get some much needed sleep.
Later on I spent some time with Gavin and Emmett John. Gavin was doing really well. We actually talked and even shot some hoops in the dining room. He was actually engaged. That almost never happens anymore. He played with Emmett John and never once got to rough. I actually had a good time. We even talked about his bio-father (I raised Gavin since he was about 15 months old). I actually finally got to adopt him a almost 2 years ago. Anyway, it turned out to be a pretty good day.
Gavin tends to be this way when he is sick. We have noticed that when he runs a fever all of his autism related symptoms are gone. This only ever happens when he is sick though. They call it the” fever effect”. It is documented that this happens to some kids with autism. We haven’t had one of these moments of clarity in quite a long time. It was just nice to be able to take advantage of it.
The reality is that he will struggle again tomorrow as he starts to get better. I’ll take what I can get 😉
Lost and Tired