The Constant Turmoil Of Parenting A Child With Special Needs
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The Constant Turmoil Of Parenting A Child With Special Needs

The constant turmoil of parenting a child with special needs is difficult to describe. But it is real.  “It feels like our lives are totally out of control. And there is nothing I can do about it,” my husband replied. I looked at my son’s doctor, wondering what she might say. She looked down at…

9 Things Doctors Just Shouldn’t Say To A Special Needs Mom

9 Things Doctors Just Shouldn’t Say To A Special Needs Mom

“Where do all these diagnoses come from? Are your children adopted?” I hung up the phone with the doctor a few minutes later and thought, “Well, add that to the list of awkward moments as a mom of children with special needs.” There have been so many questions and comments over the years that have…

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This Side Of Heaven (when we are forced to watch our children suffer)

I overheard my youngest son talking to his friend last week. “My biggest dream, besides being able to feel better and not have all my medical issues because that’s really my biggest dream – my second biggest dream is that the owl from Hogwarts got lost on my birthday and it’s still going to show…

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Misdiagnosis – When Doctors Don’t Have Answers

The last six months have been a haze of doctors’ offices, medications, meltdowns and unexplained illnesses for my youngest son. He has received several different, significant diagnoses in this time frame. He has been treated according to the standard protocol for each of these diagnoses. Nothing has worked. As a result, after a very serious…