Tag: Caregiver Burnout



Making the best out of the cards we’ve been dealt

We got off to a rough start today. Between oversleeping and a decent meltdown, I’m spent. My back is still a major issue at the moment and that makes things worse for me.  Thank God for Elliott’s level of cooperation this morning. He did really amazing and I couldn’t be prouder.  Emmett is definitely struggling …

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My son with #Autism is driving me crazy today – Here’s why

Gavin is having one of those days where he drives me absolutely crazy. The level to which he’s driving me crazy today would be impressive, if it wasn’t for the fact that he’s driving me crazy.  The latest mile down the road to crazy he’s taken me on, has to do with his IVIG Infusion.  …

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10 Things all new #Autism parents need to know 

It’s not very often that I outright give anyone advice. I may stress the importance of certain things, but I dislike telling anyone what to do because everyone’s situation is so different and I’m not walking in your shoes. Having said that, and in the spirit of Autism Awareness month, I thought I would break …

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Everyone in the house was exhausted today

It’s been a blah day here in The Autism Dad household. Everyone left home today was really, really tired.  Gavin slept a good part of the morning, as did Lizze and I. Emmett just layer in bed and watched a movie.  After waking up, I feel much more capable of taking on the day, at …

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Emmett didn’t go to school today and it’s thrown our day off

Unfortunately, Emmett didn’t go to school this morning. He’s having an okay morning but it’s obvious that something’s isn’t right. Elliott did really awesome this morning and we got off to school on time, even besting bus 38… ☺ Emmett being home has thrown our day off, but we’ve adjusted and have been able to …

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Emmett’s running another fever tonight because what’s 1 more missed day of school 

Emmett spent the evening in the worst mood imaginable. He had a zero tolerance for everything. Several meltdowns were had in a relatively short period of time, with each one being as unpleasant as the next.  I decided to check Emmett’s temperature and son of a bitch, he’s running a fever. It’s low grade and …

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