1-2-3 Surgery

The day of surgery had arrived and things were definitely on the upswing.  I was able to reflect back on the struggles we had had thus far followed by the good things that followed.  We had gone through months of unexplained stimming (self-stimulatory behavior) with hand to face, and it seems his stimming was likely his way of saying he…
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Perspective

My son had been crying almost inconsolably for the past two days.  A cracked tooth had become infected.  The infection required antibiotics.  The antibiotics caused a rash.  And the rash itched, despite steroids and home remedies, which led us to our walk.  The cool weather seemed to help him some and it did clear my head.     In the…
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The Itchy and Scratchy Show

I thought I was prepared, but clearly, I was not ready for this.  My son’s tooth had a cavity that became an infected abscess that required antibiotics that led to an allergic reaction.  I felt like I was singing “this is the song that never ends, it just goes on and on my friends…,” just without the happy, bouncy feeling. …
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Preparing for Surgery

We were a bit blindsided when we took our kids to the dentist and found out that they not only had cavities, but the little one had developed an abscess requiring surgery.  Yikes!  So, in preparation for the surgery we had lots of things that needed to be taken care of because of my son’s history of adrenal insufficiency and…
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Are You Okay With That?

    Diversity brings opportunities for many people of different cultures to share in community. But, diversity also brings challenges for those who may not be familiar with others’ seemingly unusual mannerisms. This can be particularly true for those with different abilities, such as those with a diagnosis of Autism. As parents, we can look at these challenges as opportunities…
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