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Gavin had a major diagnosis change today

Gavin and I met with Dr. Reynolds this morning. Lizze wasn’t feeling well and was resting up so she would be better when the kids got home from school. Sometimes we have to divide and conquer.  Today’s appointment was basically supposed to be a followup, because we had discontinued the Lithium last month. Dr. Reynolds …

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The painful truth about my son’s condition

I’ve been working on this update for a little while but haven’t been able to keep my thoughts together. If you take one thing away from this entry, let it be that I’m very worried about Gavin. Lizze and I both are very worried about Gavin.  Let me begin with the fact that Gavin’s heartbroken. …

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Major Update: We saw the psychiatrist today

Many things have happened today but in this entry, I want to focus on what is arguably the most pivotal.  I spoke previously about Gavin having his Lithium dose cut in half, with the potential of being totally removed in the near future. The near future has arrived and we met with Dr. Reynolds this …

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MASSIVE UPDATE: Heartbreak and a few other things

As we close out another stressful day in world of special needs parenting, I thought I would touch base on how the day went.  We know that Emmett didn’t make it to school. Rather, he made it to school but not out of the car. It was one of those sensory days where he was …

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MAJOR UPDATE: Here’s what’s going on with my wife

There’s a part of me that’s still getting used to my wife and I being back together, in regards to my writing anyway. I don’t often include her in my writing because I got so used to avoiding any mentions while we were separated for almost two years. This is a problem, and I mean …

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A massive update on our trip to the immunologist yesterday

After running around all morning and then hanging out with Gavin for a little bit, I figured I’d get everyone caught up on what happened at the boy’s appointments yesterday.   The boys were scheduled to see their immunologist/allergist yesterday. She’s way up north, quite close to Lake Erie actually.  We followed her when she …

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A massive and important update on the current state of Gavin’s mental health care

Disclaimer: I’m venting/ranting about the current debacle that is Gavin’s mental healthcare. I’m really frustrated, angry and overwhelmed by all of this because there’s so much at stake. When you read this, keep in mind that I’m experiencing all these emotions and this is my way of sharing our story but also processing all this …

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Major update and follow up to Tuesday’s IEP meeting

Here’s a major update and follow up to Tuesday’s IEP meeting. This explains what we figured out and how we will proceed going forward. I also share my thought process behind my decisions..