Truthful Reality

Sorry for the dreary posts today but it has been an especially bad day. Gavin is driving me absolutely out of my mind. We need to get him stabilized ASAP. Emmett John is going through something. I wish I knew what it was so I could help him better. He is becoming so destructive. He …

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I need a mute button

I have decided that I wish my kids came with a mute button. They have been screaming ALL day long. I swear it’s like they have developed their own language and it’s based on screaming. So I decided I need a mute button. You can buy those universal remote control’s that cost a few hundred …

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Autism, Autism and More Autism

The “Help Me Grow” people are coming out again today to continue Emmett John’s evaluation. The more time that goes by the it looks like Emmett John will not escape the diagnosis. He doesn’t talk yet. All he can do is grunt and squeal (very loud). He has become more aggressive towards Elliott Richard and …

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Just another “Manic Monday”

Gavin is really off again this morning. He goes around the mumbling to himself. Then out of no where he asks us a question about something he’s he been mumbling about. Unfortunately, we haven’t a clue what he’s talking about so he gets frustrated with us. Most of his coherent conversations with us revolve around …

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Is it Monday yet?

Gavin has just been impossible today. I’m pretty sure he’s doing some (at the very least) on purpose. I had him take a shower. I reminded him that he needs to wash his hair and then “rinse” it about 3 times while I was setting up the shower. I also told him to was his …

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The Fragile Balance: Autism, Bipolar and Medications

As a parent to very complicated special needs child maintaining medications seems to be one of the biggest challenges we face. Gavin is 10 years old and already going through puberty. This is rough enough for a typical kid. Gavin is much, much worse. All of his meds are no longer working. His bipolar symptoms …

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