The Marathon

17. December 2015 blog posts, Mr. Bacon 0
I ran my first marathon about a month ago.  Twenty (freaking) six point two miles through the heart of Philadelphia.  It was everything they said it would be. The thing that sticks with me was the spectators:  Thousands upon thousands of friends and family and strangers lining the streets of the city to watch and ...

Each Ornament Has a Story….

This past weekend, we hauled all the Christmas decorations down from the attic.  To be honest, I dread doing it every year.  I wasn’t always like that- but somehow along the way, I’ve lost my Christmas magic.  Our daughter was so excited to do it, that we took advantage of the long holiday weekend and ...

“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 blog posts, Mr. Bacon 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 blog posts, Mr. Bacon 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 blog posts, Mr. Bacon 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 blog posts, Mr. Bacon 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 ...