#Autism and the 4th of July

We made every attempt to make it to Youngstown today to celebrate the 4th of July with family.  All the kids were in the car and we even left the house.

We have to run a couple of errands prior to actually heading towards Y-Town. 

In the time it took to hit the store,  about an hour,  the temperature rose almost 10°F.  That put it at almost 100°F and we decided to pull the plug on our plans.

Not only is it too hot for most people, but my boys with #Autism, simply don’t handle the extreme temperatures.. In Gavin’s case,  it could become a life threatening situation. The combination of his dysautonomia, the seereing heat and dehydration will lead to another hospital stay.

It really does suck to have to stay home but it is without question,  the right thing to do. 

I hope all is well on your end.  🙂

**Thanks for reading**

       -Lost and Tired

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Rob Gorski

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Living this 4th of July moment (staying at home) with you as well.  With the meds our oldest son (15, ASD, anxiety,  apraxia + more) is on, there is no way he could have survived the 100 degree heat here in Chicagoland.  Our younger son (7, mild apraxia + very busy) was to march with his Scout pack in our community parade, but to be out in the middle of the day for almost three hours in the sun?  Nope. We ended up seeking refuge this afternoon in a movie theater to watch "Brave" and enjoy the a/c.  While there is part of me that really enjoys (and sometimes misses) the socialness and activity of holidays like this, I also dislike the fallout of the same from the overstimulation, anxiety, etc.  Some days/holidays are always better than others — never can tell.  So I've learned that this unpredictability is at least the one predictable thing we can count on.  Sigh.  Stay cool, stay free, and stay safe this 4th of July!