My wife and I have a very difficult #Autism parenting decision to make



Lizze and I may have a difficult decision to make in the morning. As you know, our ferret Zane has been very sick. Over the last week or so, he seemed to doing better and we were all quite relieved by that.

Unfortunately, we’re noticing that his back legs now seem to be partially paralyzed, which indicates possible neurological problems.

I spoke with the vet last night and he’s going to see Zane at 10am. We will try and figure out what we need to do but any of the tests that would need to be done would likely be in the hundreds of dollars and there’s just no feasible way for us to pull that off.



Anyway, the vet is going to advise us if it’s either something that will get better or if we need to think about putting him down.

His back legs work to some extent but it’s like his feet don’t work. His feet don’t do anything and he’s not moving his toes anymore. As he tries to walk around, his back legs will sometimes slip out from under him and his feet sorta bend awkwardly. He can’t straighten them out unless he can get his leg up high enough.

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Father to 3 with Autism and husband to my best friend. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)

  

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BeckyW
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BeckyW

And even NTs can get broken up over the (possible) death of a beloved pet.

Craig Kline
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Very sorry

Hawai'i Nō Ka ʻOi
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I’m sorry for your impending loss. Ferrets are such amazing creatures, it’s sad how short their liv… https://t.co/2Yo8v4Hqnk

Jimmy Rock
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Jimmy Rock

You pointed out the negative in preparing the kids in advance, but what are the benefits? Giving them a chance to say goodbye? First, it doesn’t seem like you even know yet if this is in fact goodbye. Second, do you really think that the opportunity to say goodbye really would help them cope anyway? With the challenges your kids have with processing death, my guess that the “closure” of saying goodbye isn’t going to soften the blow and could just drag things out. This is going to be a difficult time for them no matter what. You know your… Read more »

Michael Arden Yows
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WHY HAS THE AUTISM RATE GONE SKY HIGH IN THE LAST 10 YEARS NO DOUBT THE GEOENGINEERING BEING SPRAYED IS RESPONSIBLE