Mar 31, 2011

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Mar 29, 2011



Living with three boys and a husband who all think differently makes you realize you are the odd one out.  Sometimes I get so frustrated that I envision myself banging my head against the wall or tearing my hair out.  As soon as that thought occupies my mind, I realize that yes, I have officially become one of them.  Imagine how the person living with Autism feels as they try to navigate the unpredictable world around them.
  That is enough for now.  I get all wrapped up in the complexities of Autism sometimes just trying to understand.  Me--the supposed neurotypical.  I get so tired of living among Autism, breathing Autism, talking about Autism, battling Autism and it's nuances that it is so much easier to just join in. Ok.  Let's all be geeks together.  Let's all talk in made up languages at the dinner table.  Lets all discuss how if J.R.R. Tolkien were still alive he should run for president.  Let's rewind old episodes of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and watch them over and over.  Lets review the facts of each of the 50 United States and see who can remember which state has the population of 4,324,587.  


It is really hard to find the balance on a daily basis.  You either fight it, or you give in.  It has been six years now with the hardest yet to come. Well, enough of that.  Back to determining if the Mayan calendar really does end in December, thus the end of the world is at hand.  We'll see. 


Some mornings it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps.  ;)

Mar 18, 2011

This is My Autism, by Jess (Diary of a Mom)

Click here to read Light the White House Blue for Autism.  


On the evenings of April 1 and 2, 2011, prominent buildings across North America and the world — including the Empire State Building in New York City and the CN Tower in Toronto, Canada — will turn their lights blue to raise awareness for autism and to commemorate World Autism Awareness Day on Saturday, April 2.



Mar 6, 2011

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF HE'S HAVING A SEIZURE?

I went to wake Ryder up to get ready for church this morning but his eyes kept fluttering open and then rolling back up into his head. He couldn't stay awake. I realized this was a seizure so I thought I'd get the camera and document it. We've been to at least three different pediatric neurologists-and either neurologists themselves are a little on the kooky side or we just haven't found one we really like yet.


Poor Ryder. He is not responsive and he slept until 1:30pm. We woke him to give him his medication and a drink of water and to just check on him. I've never had a neurologist or doctor tell me what to do when these seizures occur. All I know is that they are complex partial seizures or "absent" seizures and they are difficult to detect. See for yourself.



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BEING GREEN

THE CUT-OUT KID STRIKES AGAIN!

Ernie and Oscar learn they like different things-great for kids on the Spectrum!