Tag Archives: Fibromyalgia

a new issue

Here is one we haven’t faced yet.  David has started stealing a cordless phone in the house and making long distance calls on it.  Lucky enough most of the calls have been to his Aunt.  How long before he starts calling random numbers? So now we need to look into locking up our phones at… Continue Reading

good conversations about Autism and Mental Health

I posted a write up recently about autism and sociopath.  There followed an excellent conversation on twitter about my post and the topic in general.  This is exactly the kind of thing that needs to happen in our communities.  Doesn’t matter what the special need is, be it a mental health issue, a physical issue,… Continue Reading

so tired. hospital again

I am so tired.  I was able to catch 15 minutes of nap time here and there this morning, but it isn’t like it was when I was 20 and 15 minutes felt like a couple of hours sleep when we were on maneuvers at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia. David has been going pretty… Continue Reading

a long night – meds up

David has thrown up his meds tonight.  twice. the little bit of liquid that was able to get into his system allowed him to sleep for about 3 hours.  so good morning I say to you. I gave him a second round of meds an hour ago, he should have been sleeping by now, just… Continue Reading

Planning for the return to school

Well, as August rolls on by we plan for the return to school.  Our oldest leaves for college on Saturday.  Our youngest has been placed on a waiting list for a long term care facility.  The other three kids will be registered for the school year tomorrow.  Where did the summer go? May,   – Graduation… Continue Reading

mediation results

We had mediation today.  Wasn’t too thrilled with the mediator, but not any choice in the matter. In the end, we let them know that we are pursuing a residential placement for our son. Until that happens, we are going to pursue a day treatment program, which is what the school has wanted since last… Continue Reading

holy meltdown time Batman

We just had the mother of all meltdowns.  Haven’t seen one this bad for a long time.  He attempted to attack his older sister, and then went into full off complaint mode talking so fast no one could understand him.  After which he started to attack me.  I ended up laying him on his belly… Continue Reading

Kindle Fire, facebook and grrrr

David got angry with his brother because his brother asked him to leave a room David isn’t supposed to be in.  So he stole my Kindle Fire.  Not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things, but how does that help? Oh and he got on facebook again….. grrrrr and facebook won’t let me… Continue Reading

another night done. starting anew with old behaviors

Well, David came home from the hospital. Promptly stole my Kindle Fire, my camera, and my cell phone.  I imagine that he stole some other things, we just haven’t figured out what yet. I am frustrated.  Frustrated that he can behave and not steal anything or misbehave while he is in psych, and then he… Continue Reading

Fundraising to attend At Home Dad’s Convention.

I am applying for a scholarship to the At Home Dad’s convention in Washington D.C.  However, I still need to raise money for the travel and since we live in North Dakota, airplane fare is expensive.  The convention is the first weekend in October. I am trying this with a ChipIn. Please give a couple… Continue Reading