Category: Akron Children’s Hospital



Just a super quick note

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So, I’m sorry that I’ve been absent from here recently or at least not writing as much as I normally do. I’m spread so thin right now and I’m having to puts some things down. I wanted to quickly post an update because Gavin is heading back to Akron Children’s… Read more »



I had to really prepare Emmett for his doctor appointment today

Emmett did really well at his impromptu doctor appointment this morning. He needed to be seen because he’s running a fever and presenting with what looks like strep throat. Poor Emmett won’t talk because it hurts too much and Advil doesn’t seem to help. Anyway, on the way to the… Read more »



What it’s like to #vaccinate a child with #Autism and why we do it anyway

Getting the flu shot is extremely challenging for Autism families like mine but this is why we do it anyway.



Poor Emmett’s in so much pain tonight

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The results of Elliott’s Whooping Cough test and why Emmett’s really struggling tonight.



Elliott is now being treated for #whoopingcough and we’re waiting for the test results

Whooping Cough is a very serious respiratory illness and I simply don’t understand how antivaccine people blow this off like it’s not a big deal. I can assure you, if you’ve ever been around someone, especially a child with Whooping Cough, you’ll be so grateful there’s a vaccine.



I’m not sure how well this is going to go

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Not a huge deal, unless your kids are Autistic and barely tolerate clothes to begin with.



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 »