Tag: Caregiver Burnout

Time off for good behavior

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If the boys are feeling better tomorrow, Lizze and I will get a desperately needed break. It’s been nonstop since last Friday, neither one of us have been sleeping well, and we need to unplug ASAP. Assuming we get time off for good behavior, we probably won’t do anything particularly… Read more »

Today we follow-up with Gavin’s doctor

Elliott and Emmett are both home from school due to illness. Thankfully, there’s no school tomorrow so they will have the weekend to recover. In just a little while, I’ll take Gavin to his doctor’s appointment at Akron Children’s. This is a follow-up from hospitalization this past weekend. I’m not… Read more »

After tonight’s events, we have 3 major concerns

With everyone being sick and by everyone I mean Elliott and Emmett, it was just Gavin at therapy tonight. I’m at a loss as to how to describe what took place while we were there. That sounds ominous, and it’s not really anything like that. Gavin had been anxiously awaiting… Read more »

This week is rapidly going downhill

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So Emmett and Elliott are both home sick today. Emmett was up most of the night complaining of his back hurting, a headache, and his face hurting as well. I thought that was kinda weird. He’s getting worse as the day wears on and he’s also running a fever now…. Read more »

Code Z

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Another day, another psychotic episode. Last night, Gavin came running into the living room and was visibly upset. He began nervously pacing back and forth before blurting out code z. I wasn’t paying close attention to what he was saying because he’s psychotic and saying all kinds of crazy things…. Read more »

Every day it seems there’s more to worry about

It’s been a chaotic day for me. Elliott was home sick, Lizze isn’t feeling good, and Emmett is struggling in his own way. Don’t even get me started on Gavin. Today brought to light a new concern in regards to Gavin. When we were at his neurologist a week or… Read more »

A Gentle Reminder: Don’t forget to focus on you

Gavin’s struggles continue to increase, as do my constant levels of stress and anxiety. While it’s not Gavin’s fault, the constants associated with managing his behaviors is quite taxing, and considering I’m only human, it’s essential I manage this stress the best I can. The reality is, being an Autism… Read more »

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