Sacred trust

I think that there, at least in my book, are a few sacred things in life. For example, single mothers, single fathers ect.. Since entering parenthood as a father of three boys (one autistic and one being diagnosed the same) I have realized something. I think being a parent to a special needs child or …

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Moving to Lithium

It appears that depakote will be packing its bags and going away. It looks like it’s no longer an effective bipolar treatment for Gavin. He is maxed out now and so there is no more room for increase. His doctor is thinking it’s time for lithium as we have already tried everything else already. This …

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Gavin + Puberty= Creepy

Puberty has struck our household in the form of Gavin. He has been let’s say, “sexually aggressive” for the past year or so. He goes out of his way to touch, grab or grope. Male or female it doesn’t seem to matter. He struggles with boundaries. He can be very driven to do or get …

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Gavin’s Day

Lizze drove Gavin to school this morning and decided to take Emmett John along for the ride. Once in the car Gavin begins to yell at Lizze because we “wake him up” in the morning for school. He got pretty angry when she said that we weren’t going to stop waking him up in the …

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300 Questions

Lizze and I have been working on a 300 question intake for the autism clinic for Emmett John. We didn’t realize just how many things Emmett John wasn’t doing until we started answering these question. Actually is was really depressing to realize this. I guess it’s becoming more and more real as we go on. …

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No sleepy for the weary

Emmett John was up most of the night screaming again. He doesn’t sound like he is in pain. He just wakes up out of a dead sleep screaming. Maybe night terrors? I don’t know. I do know that it needs to stop or I will lose what little is left of my mind. My mom …

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