I’m feeling like this Summer is full of promise and that is inspired by a pretty good end to the long weekend

It’s been a pretty awesome weekend, at least in the big picture.  The boys got to spend time with their Mom and I got to sleep.  We even got to spend time with my family and have a great cookout.  

Tonight the boys and I had a pizza and movie night, at Emmett’s request.

We watched the movie Pixels



For the first time since he lost his immune system 

For the first time since Gavin lost his immune system, he’s been off IVIG for one whole week. His immunologist wanted me to withhold IVIG this past week and start up again today.  

This particular infusion is going extremely fast and Gavin’s feels pretty good about that.  

When it finishes, we will apply the new ointment to the …



I don’t care if this is normal sibling stuff or #Autism related because either way I’m at the end of my rope

It’s been an interesting morning thus far. Some of us are desperate for sleep and others among us are learning lessons the hard way.  

Elliott and Emmett are driving me plum loco. 

They both do things to illicit an unpleasant response from the other.  They both go out of their way to push the others buttons and I’m at the …



Emmett’s having such a very hard time right now

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Emmett's having such a very hard time right now 😕 It's so easy to forget that just because a child with Autism can speak, doesn't mean they have the ability to express themselves. Emmett has a very, very advanced vocabulary but very, very limited expressive language skills. On days like today where it feels like we're living from one meltdown to the next, I'm reminded of this challenge. My sweet Emmett is not gifted in the ways of expressing his feelings or frustrations with words and indoor voices. Asking him what's wrong will not provide me with anything that can help me better understand what's bothering him. I instead have to follow the breadcrumb trail of behavioral changes and try and decode them.

Emmett’s having such a very hard time right now 😕 It’s so easy to forget that just because a child with Autism can speak, doesn’t mean they have the ability to express themselves. 

Emmett has a very, very advanced vocabulary but very, very limited expressive language skills. 

On days like today where it feels like we’re living from one …



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