What’s more challenging than a child with #Autism?

One of the few things more challenging than raising kids with Autism is raising kids with Autism while they’re sick. Last night Elliott spiked a fever of almost 104 °F and Emmett began coughing and hacking.

Elliott’s home from school for the second day and Emmett’s now home as well. Both are quite miserable. Miserable kids can be challenging enough but add in Autism/sensory issues and things get way more challenging.

Kids with Autism tend to feel and experience things so much more intensely, especially when sensory issues are involved. Things like runny noses, stuffy heads, sneezing, coughing and headaches can be tough for anyone but forany kids with Autism, these are absolute nightmares.



I’m still sick as well and life in general pretty much sucks right now.

I’ve got two reviews I have to get done but I’m really struggling to keep focused. The main one is almost done but I need to button it up a take additional pictures.

All I want to do is sleep right now but being an Autism parent doesn’t often allow for that.

Emmett’s been up since 4 AM and while he stayed in bed, for the most part, I was still sleeping with one eye open.

I’m exhausted but still hoping to walk because the fresh air really helped yesterday. I’m on track to do 60 miles this month and I want to hit that mark.

Lizze and Gavin seem to be doing fine and that’s a good thing. Lizze is dealing with the things she typically deals with and is miserable but at least she’s not sick on top of that. Gavin’s just chugging along without a care in the world.

Hopefully, this will be short lived and we all recover quickly. Until then, I’m likely to be hit and miss but feel free to read through the archives and please don’t forget to visit our sponsors.

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Hetty Brant
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Having four kids with autism very difficult

Natasha Stacey-Lynn
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Rob, fortuitous post again. Alex is home with bronchitis, that I’m hoping doesn’t turn into pneumon… https://t.co/0ssV0B1nIp

Gregory Hoppenstand
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@tkpoliticalbrew Great article, Todd.

Suzanne Olsen
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Colds aren’t that nice and there are lots of lurgys going around. Stay home and rest.