Category: Pediatrics



Today’s Victory: The Good, The Concerning and The Cause for Celebration

Yesterday after picking the kids up from school, I dropped Elliott off at home before taking Emmett to an ADHD med-check. When a child is on ADHD medication, there are frequent medication checks for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, it’s about making sure the medication is still the… 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.



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 »