Last week, we went to the ER for the third time in 3 months. They were encouraging our spirits as we were taking care of our little guy-Tristan. They were watching us handle Tristan as he was miserable from medication that was intended to help him. These are some thoughts I had.
I am always grateful for the people God puts in our lives to help with Tristan. Sometimes these people have had business or service ideas that are big, and we benefit from them. One place I want to talk about is Harsha Behavioral Center in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Lately, I have been asked by friends and family, “What can I do to help you?”
I will share one tip that almost every special needs family needs. I would even go out on a limb and say all special needs families need–prayer. Specifically prayers for sleep. Prayers that all the children in the home sleep through a full eight to ten hours. Prayers that the parents sleep through the night. Life is so much easier when we are all getting the correct amount of sleep. I know many families spend years with interrupted sleep patterns.
I know it may sound too simple, but believe me, it truly is a blessing.
I choose to work outside the home for a few reasons. On the outside it appears raising a special needs son’s has enough challenges for each day. That is true. However, let me share some thoughts. Continue reading
If you ever ask yourself this question, “Should I be calling 911?” Then you should.
Sometimes this journey of parenting a child with autism requires professionals to come along side my family. Sometimes as a parent I find that I simply have run out of strategies. What do you do when the help provided at home is not enough? What if all the strategies quit working, then what?
Awhile back I was watching a teaching by Cindy Bultema from her Red Hot Faith Bible Study. She shared a time in her life she had to schedule people to help her in her home.