Category: Pediatrics



Just added a 3rd doctors appointment this week

We already have two out of town doctors appointments this week. The first is for Elliott, and it’s in Akron, and the second is in Cleveland for Mr. Gavin. This translates to a shitload of driving that will far exceed the actual time spent in each appointment. Now we’re adding a third appointment. This one …

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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 correct medication for the child …

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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 appointment I prepped a nervous …

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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

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.