For so long we waited for that smile to come back and the light in your eyes to twinkle again. For a brief time we lost you and during that time you never smiled. You communicated by screaming, and other aggressive behaviors. I probably wouldn’t smile either if I couldn’t process language and communicate. Or … More Whenever I See You Smile
When Sydney was younger she called her seizures “the monsters”. She would tell me the monsters were coming before the actual seizure happened. Sydney’s seizure occurred at night and I thought she was having bad nightmares at first. After many videos and journaling her doctor diagnosed her with epilepsy. Autism has us on high alert … More She Called Them The Monsters
“Mom, is this a paternity test?” “So dad is not our dad?” Then Sydney chimes in with, “do we need a step dad?” Is it five o’clock yet? Let me back up for a minute. Yesterday at our family meeting I was going to tell the children about the genetic testing that we are doing … More Mom, Is This A Paternity Test?
If you ask any autism parent how their child sleeps at night. The answers will be totally different. Some parents may say that their child sleeps like a baby. Or my child sleeps though the entire night. Then you will get my response. Sydney’s sleep pattern is irregular and painful! Sydney has never been a … More Sleepless in Delaware
Our Father who art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. This is crazy. I am mixing the Lord’s Prayer with Psalm 23. I can’t believe I forgot to set the timer when all of this happened. I’m not sure how long her seizure lasted. She doesn’t … More Inside The Mind of A Special Needs Mom