Category Archives: Akron Children’s Hospital




The struggles we face while raising a profoundly cognitively impaired adult son

I spoke recently about some of the struggles we face while raising a profoundly cognitively impaired adult son. This morning presented me with yet another issue that was directly related to how Gavin handles things. When we were at his gastro earlier this week, there were a few issues that… Read more »







Sometimes #Autism can be incredibly frustrating

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It’s been a very frustrating day. We had to totally adjust our plans because Elliott was home sick but we try very hard to roll with the punches. Autism and/or Special Needs parents have to be able to adapt because they living in a ery fluid environment. I was able… Read more »







Here’s why Gavin is returning to @AkronChildrens hospital today

We have our second out of town appointment today. This time it’s for Gavin and it’s with gastroenterology at Akron Children’s Hospital. This is really just a follow-up because there’s some lingering questions surrounding the results of his endoscopy and colonoscopy. I don’t think it’s anything serious but we need… Read more »







He can go from zero to rage in no time flat

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Elliott’s appointment went pretty well. It was with the Behavioral Health Center at Akron Children’s Hospital and it was also the first time we had really been to the new building. It’s pretty amazing.. ☺ This trip was basically a followup and med check. Nothing new really happened and nothing… Read more »







Long night and busy day

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This begins our week of out of town appointments. Here’s the plan for today.







This is an unbelievably busy week

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It’s going to be a seriously busy week and it’s going to involve a great deal of driving. Elliott has an appointment at Akron Children’s Hospital in the morning. This is for a medication check with the behavioral health center. The drive will likely be longer than the actual appointment… Read more »







Emmett is scared to death he has #whoopingcough and here’s how we’re handling it

We’ve been very careful what we said around Emmett but he looked it up himself and that has him terrified. At that point, we felt it best to be very honest with him about what Whooping Cough is.


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