Monthly Archives: February 2011

Remaining Calm in the Emergency Room.

This is the second of a two-part post on my recent visit to the Emergency Room with my son.  He appeared to be in excruciating pain trying to urinate. Right after a rare California snowstorm.  When I did not have … Continue reading

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Snowy Karma and Emergency Decisions for my ASD Son…

I’d like to believe that I’m not too much of a wimp, a wuss, a pansy.  I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and spent years stomping through snow to and from school and driving through blizzard conditions. … Continue reading

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How Hot are You? – An Adventures with Tootles Tale!

Jessica is my 4 year old son’s 24 year old best friend. She teaches him cool words like “Scrill!” and “Come on!” to use during video game play.  She gets together with “Tootles” as she calls him, weekdays at the … Continue reading

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Welcome to Behavioral Therapy. Come Sit Down.

Every morning, my son lies so peacefully in bed.  His long eyelashes so beautiful against his baby soft skin, his pouty lips ever so slightly parted.  It’s one of my favorite parts of my day to watch him, lying there … Continue reading

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It’s Been Cloudy, with a Chance of Progress…Autism’s Moments of Clear Blue Sky.

The sky was the perfect shade of blue yesterday.  The kind of blue that comes with the crisp, clean winter days.  Puffy, white clouds traveled lazily by.  You could see for miles.  When we travel down the hill from home to … Continue reading

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Sickness has its Ups and Downs.

My house is a shambles.  The bed is made.  The pillows are askew.  On top of my comforter sits a stuffed monkey toy in shorts, a remote control for the TiVo, My Little Counting Book and another smaller counting book.  … Continue reading

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I’m no Scientist, but My Autistic Son is Reminiscing…

My son has gone retro.  It’s happened before.  It’s a stage where he pulls out old toys from his younger days and begins playing with them again.  He is nearly five years old.  He still has toys from when he … Continue reading

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