Autism and “The Blended Family”. An unpleasant truth.

Disclaimer: This is not an easy subject for me to talk about. I have daily emotional struggles with this. I hope this helps someone else. As you may know we are a blended family.  I have raised Gavin since he was 15 months. I’m the only father he has ever really known. I never really …

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Lizze’s migraine

As I have mentioned before Lizze suffers from migraines. She has migraines almost daily. Meds don’t work to prevent or treat them either. She just got back from her new neurologist she has through pain management and he is categorizing her as basicly disabled. She is having an MRI in 2 weeks to rule out …

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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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