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Gavin had a heartbreaking meltdown yesterday

I meant to write about this earlier but it somehow slipped my mind.  While we were at Dr. Reynolds office yesterday, Gavin got up to use the bathroom during our time with the nurse practitioner. This isn’t unusual because he’s frequently using the bathroom throughout the day.  He was gone about 10 minutes when nurse …

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Today’s been full of parenting challenges

It’s been kind of a busy day here. Gavin had an appointment this morning that we never worked out. We waited so long that we got bumped to the nurse practitioner and didn’t get to see the doctor.  There are just sometimes you have to roll with the punches as a parent. Bigger fish to …

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#Autism and #anxiety are kicking my butt today 

Anxiety often goes hand and hand with Autism. My kids on the spectrum are no exception and struggle with anxiety almost every single day.  As a parent, this can really take its toll after awhile because it’s a constant game or putting out fires.  For the last few hours, Elliott has been struggling because he’s …

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Gavin’s blood pressure was really high for him today

Before every appointment at his psychiatrist’s office, Gavin has his vitals taken. This allows for the detection of any significant medication related changes to be monitored.  Because of Gavin’s autonomic disorder, his blood pressure is always really low.  The last time it was taken at this doctors office, it was 100/40 and that’s about his …

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So Emmett asked the most interesting question today

As a Dad, I’m always fielding questions from my kids, often the questions are repetitive in nature but every once in awhile, Emmett asks a really interesting question that I simply can’t answer. This morning, Emmett wanted to know how animals or insects breathe when they’re inside on their egg? I’ve got to admit, I’m …

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This #Autism Dad needs his beauty sleep

It was a really rough night for sleep. Emmett climbed into my bed at some point again and from there, proceeded to take it completely over. lol He can’t just stick to one side of the bed, he ends up laying across the bed or wrapped around me. He still struggles at night since his …

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I take Gavin see his psychiatrist this morning 

The week will begin with a trip to see Gavin‘s psychiatrist this morning. There isn’t too much to report, which is a positive thing. Frankly, Gavin’s doing really, really well. There is however, an issue with a difficult side effect to the medication Clozapine he’s on.  He’s having continued bladder problems and a constant, driving …

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Well I’m back on the wagon today 

With all these new beginnings and whatnot, I’m feeling a renewed sense of hope for the future. Along with that renewed sense of hope, I’m finding myself once again focusing on my personal health and wellbeing.  Truthfully, I’ve been feeling rather depressed recently and can’t seem to avoid late night stress eating. It’s a will …

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