Category: Autism Parenting Woes

So this is what it’s come to

There comes a point in everyones life where you to take pause and ask yourself a very important question. How the fuck did we get here? I had one such moment this morning. As I was eating breakfast, Gavin comes into the room and begins talking about his poop. He has absolutely no sense of …

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When your child has no filter

One of the toughest lessons I’ve failed to teach Gavin is that you don’t need to say out loud, everything that pops into your head. This has been an ongoing struggle for most of his life and no matter how many times I’ve talked to him about it, nothing ever changes. This isn’t necessarily unique …

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There’s only 1 thing on the agenda for this weekend but it’s causing stress

The boys are headed to the Zoo today with their grandparents. Lizze and I will have at least part of the day to ourselves. We don’t really have anything to do or anywhere to go besides the grocery store and that will be a pretty short trip. Regardless of how short that trip will be, …

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I’ve been having trouble sleeping

For the last week or two, I’ve been having really hard time sleeping at night. I wouldn’t call it Insomnia but rather something else all together. Not that I wasn’t under tremendous amounts of stress before but this year in particular, has been very stressful. Some of this stress comes from obvious places while other, …

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It’s heartbreaking to see him like this

When you’re a parent to a child with fragile physical health, a degenerative condition and severe mental health issues, it seems like there’s no end to the heartache. Gavin is the child in our family who the above paragraph describes and it’s true, there’s no end to the heartache we feel as his parents. Helplessly …

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He wanted to break every bone in his body

Gavin came home from his Grandparents in a good mood. Unfortunately, that mood ended when he realized that he forgot to take his morning medications. Lizze and I were already aware of this because they were sitting on the kitchen counter. He had gone into the kitchen to take his meds this morning but set …

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