Tag: Caregiver Burnout



Is Gavin experiencing paranoid?

Gavin just informed me that he had a hard time falling asleep last night. He never came to us for help, or even brought it to our attention until now. That’s a bit surprising because he typically gets me when he can’t sleep for some reason. More concerning than the problems falling asleep, are the …

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Heartbreaking: We’re seeing changes in Gavin’s behavior

I wanted to give a general update on how Gavin’s doing with the changes to his antipsychotic medication, Clozapine. It’s been a couple weeks since the dosage was reduced and I think it’s a fair time to evaluate how he’s doing since those changes. One of the biggest changes I think we’re seeing, was very …

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Weigh-in Wednesday and a few other things

I had a rough time sleeping last night. I think I have too much on my mind lately, plus Emmett woke up after a really bad dream. All things considered, I’m feeling pretty good. The boys got off to school in good form and on time. Unfortunately, I haven’t accomplished much today because I’m so …

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I got my ass kicked today

We had a few massive meltdowns today. One was courtesy of Emmett, one thanks to Elliott and a third by none other than Gavin himself. Emmett’s meltdown was easily the most difficult. He was freaking out because the caramel apple he was going to eat, wasn’t perfect after he peeled the paper off. Some of …

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@VivintHome is helping us prepare for my son’s Wish Trip

With my family scheduled to leave at the end of the month in order to have Gavin’s wish of seeing Legoland granted, there are many things we must to do to prepare. There’s the planning for the physical trip, the drive time, stops for food and bathroom breaks. We have to plan snacks and activities …

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One of the kindest things you can do for an #Autism parent

I know it’s not possible for every Autism parent in the world to take a daily nap. If I were in charge, I would make it so that every Autism parent would be able to nap. I consider myself to be one of the lucky one’s, because naps aren’t always impossible for me to get …

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