And I do appreciate all of you who stick with me, especially because I rarely get around to all of your blogs to comment anymore....
so today I thought I would write more than post art, but of course there will be some art. And I can’t say there is really a point to my story today... just sharing a bit of our life struggles. And I know our struggle with autism is just what we deal with. Everybody deals with something , and this is just what our something is.
It has been a tough last two weeks with my son, who most followers know has classic autism.
He was sick for about 5 days before we got him into the doctor (his regular doctor was unavailable) and this new doctor diagnosed him with strep throat and bronchitis, and gave him an antibiotic. Days later I called the doctor back because he wasn’t getting better and the receptionist clearly didn’t agree with me asking for a stronger antibiotic but she did get the message to Jace’s regular doctor, who immediately called in a stronger prescription and then Jace actually did start recovering. His level of Autism makes it hard because Jace can’t tell you it hurts or where or how much so we just guess from his body signals and such. Plus he has a really strong pain tolerance so by the time he shows his pain it is really bad. He was up all night coughing for at least a week, and my husband and I took turns staying home from work with him.
Then the day after he was starting to get better our furnace broke and it was COLD in our house for hours. He just did not understand why I was expecting him to keep his sweatshirt and socks on, and was starting to get mad. I finally just got him bundled and took him to McDonalds in a nice heated car, and before you think how unhealthy McDonald’s is, you have to realize it is his favorite thing to do in the world: go for a ride and get French fries! He laughs all the way there on the 15 minute drive! Anyway, the heating guy had us fixed up shortly after returning and the house warmed up and all was well again. And today he is back at school and life will return to normal again.... (well normal for us.)
Jace is just such a brave man, you can’t help but love him.... truly!