Why lunch was a sensory nightmare

Emmett’s still in the opening stretch of his current fever cycle, and he’s incredibly difficult to manage as a result. I’ve mentioned before that when he’s in a fever flare, many of his Autism related challenges are exacerbated.  Typically, the …


Surgically removing myself

I had a rough time sleeping last night, but my amazing wife let me sneak a nap this morning.  Emmett woke up around 3 am and climbed into bed with us. He was freaked out over a bad dream. He …


Heartbreaking: Emmett had a really rough night

I didn’t write much yesterday because it was a rather trying day. Whenever I don’t publish at least three or four posts a day, it’s a safe bet that things aren’t going so well. Yesterday was full of challenges related …


Living in #meltdown Hell 

It’s safe to say that we are officially inside a fever cycle. If you look at the image below, you can see Emmett’s temperatures over the last couple of weeks. We crossed over the 100°F threshold, that is typical of …


I’ve chosen to focus on the blessings 

Last night ended with more tension than I like, but before that, we had a decent evening.  I took everyone to the park and we walked the track. We had to sorta improvise a bit because there’s major construction going …


I know he’s miserable 

Emmett is very clearly in a fever flare. He’s in a horrible place, and seems to have lost his ability to talk without screaming. He’s been screaming all morning.  I know he’s miserable, and I don’t blame him for any …


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