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Monthly Archives: January 2020

It Was Going So Well…

January 30, 2020, 2:35 pm

Sleep deprivation is a real mind-suck, life-suck, and productivity-suck. This isn’t news. No, instead it’s one of about a hundred things for you to think about at three in the morning. It’s a velvet fog, and not in the jazzy Mel Torme way. God help people who are suffering from insomnia or chronic pain. I believe Michael Jackson would be alive today if he could just get to sleep at night. Maybe that just goes to show you that all […]

Good week

January 23, 2020, 9:51 pm

Yes, Dar has been calmer this week. Thanks for checking in and checking this out. The new regimen…may be working. Fingers crossed. Thanks to that, this week I have actually had time to do some reading, including a lot of things about autism. Maybe I should signal boost them here? Maybe not. If Dar’s five-alarm fire is down to three or so, the relative calm reminds me that I have a lot of other things to sort in my life […]

New help!

January 16, 2020, 3:28 pm

Great news: Dar has a new doctor! His current doctors wanted this. No one is being replaced. Instead, for the first time, we’re adding a child psychiatrist to his “team.” And confession: I may be a little bit in love with her. Context! We’d been looking for a child psychiatrist for months and months, going back to the day when Dar’s neurologist suggested such a thing (that had barely crossed our minds). At the time, I said, can you refer […]

After Camp

January 9, 2020, 1:07 pm

Hello and welcome back from Winter Break. I’ve enjoyed the excuse not to update the blog because…this has not been the easiest period in Dar’s life. Suffering is supposed to ease. But sometimes, it gets worse, with no end in sight…for decades. The most recent period of awfulness began on Dar’s final day at his first-ever camp, sleepaway or otherwise. I won’t say their name because I don’t want to jeopardize his chances of attending in the future. Now, you […]