Depression is kind of a strange thing. I sat in the doctor’s office two weeks ago, with Pat by my side, and told my doctor how I had been feeling ...
People ask me all kinds of questions about life with Xander, but the other day while chatting with someone at the dog park I was asked “Is it hard? You know, raising a child with Autism. Is it hard?” Without even thinking about the answer I replied “YES.” But when I thought about how to […]
Every morning I wake up to their sounds. Quick little footsteps, gleeful screeching, the steady bang-bang-bang of D’Angelo’s feet on the wall… always noises. The slurping of Apple Jacks and chocolate milk, the crashing of toy cars, the steady hum of Xander’s scripted words. My voice blends with theirs as I race around, pausing only […]
I’m all out of good introductions so I’m just going to come out and say that we are going to start the assessment process for Damien Angelo. It’s not like his communication delays are a shock to me, neither are his odd behaviours, but there is no denying that hearing these same things from a […]
I am here and I have coffee, and that is good enough for today. It’s been a long few weeks, folks. Xander has had reactions to two new medications that we have tried and we are currently trying out a third. The first med we tried was a complete bust and caused Xander to be […]
I spent all day yesterday trying to compose this post in my mind. It would include beautiful phrases of hope and overcoming obstacles, and each emotion swirling in our lives would be addressed in a way that conveys exactly what has brought us to this point. I would be able to clearly show you the […]