“The Specialist”

(Note: this specialist decided to remove Eric’s sock and shoe and rub his leg/foot  while we were talking #awkward  #appreciatedtheattempt) It’s been almost 9 years since we received a diagnosis.  We have tried lots of different treatments to lessen the burden of some of Eric’s symptoms.  Most have been focused around GI and feeding issues, ...

Status Report

12. October 2015 Uncategorized 0
Here is where I am on this journey: Would I take away his anxiety?  Yes.Would I heal his gut issues that give him pain and discomfort?  Yes.Would I give anything to have a full and “typical” conversation with my son?  Anything.Would I silence the quirky noises that draw stares from the uneducated?  Maybe.Would I take ...

The Competitor

06. October 2015 Uncategorized 0
Walk with me a minute as I momentarily drift off the Autism topic. I won’t insult her by claiming to know the first thing about being a Freshman girl. But, I remember vividly being a Freshman boy, and it was an incredibly stressful time. All I wanted to be was a brick in the wall, ...

“Relax”

28. September 2015 Uncategorized 1
He gets a little excited.  We pulled into the parking lot of Walmart for our semi-weekly excursion to buy a new Cars toy for being a good boy at school.  I barely put the car in Park before he threw open the rear door. Finesse is not one of his strong suits.  The car door ...

The All Star

12. September 2015 Uncategorized 0
The kid is huge. He is a gifted athlete. He is the star of his traveling baseball team and, at 13 years-old, already famous in our small town for his ability to hit a baseball a country mile. He is popular, good looking and carries himself with the cockiness that can be expected from someone ...

On Healing

23. August 2015 Uncategorized 5
On Healing
It’s not like the movies. There isn’t a climactic “Ah-ha” moment where everybody cheers. The scene doesn’t fade to black and reappear with the credits rolling over an upbeat soundtrack and a compilation of all the main characters singing and dancing. Healing is slow. Sometimes you know the right answer in your soul, but your ...

Rigged

-Discipline your child– you’re a bully. -Let him cry– you’re disconnected and insensitive. -Comfort him– you’re spoiling him. -Negotiate with him– you’re giving in. -Stay home– you’re not trying. -Bring them out– you’re disrupting others’ good time. -Ask for concessions– you’re milking the disability for special treatment. -Ask for help– you’re weak. -Do it yourself– ...