Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Me + Autism = Frustration

Some days I really hate Autism. There... now you know the horrible truth about me.

Trevor has been having such a rough time for the last few months, and things just continue to slide downhill. I know that life with an autistic child can be a roller coaster, and we are on the downhill part....
He is doing OK in school, just some minor behavioral problems... such as not staying on task and following directions.
Home...... well that is where everything falls apart.
He is having some major meltdowns like I haven't seen in months. He is biting, head banging and doing things like that. I just wish life would be easier for him. I feel so bad that I can't take away the problems that make his life so different.
Thankfully I have gotten him in with Weber Human Services to do some individual and group therapy. I hope it works as well as the therapists say. Here's to hoping!
Also a little side note..... Josh is going in to the hospital tomorrow for his surgery. Ear Tubes, Adenoids and Tonsils out. This could be a tricky recovery. Please keep him in your prayers.


Tanya said...

I don't thikn its a horrible truth. I think it is a truth. Its hard to see your children struggle with anything!
I hope you see some results soon and that it works out great.
Good luck with Josh. You are in our prayers.

Deb and Spence said...

He will definitely be in our prayers. I hope you get on the uphill part of the rollercoaster soon. You're right autism can definitely be frustrating.

Brooke said...

Hi Melissa, thanks for stopping by my blog. I feel ya on the Autism thing, even though we don't think our son has it, he has some of its symptoms and it can be a real pain. Good luck with your other son's surgery tomorrow. That's always hard on parents too.

Chantel and Brian said...

Good luck with everything. Josh and Trevor. They're both in our prayers regularly, but more for Josh right now with his surgery tomorrow. Let me know how it goes.

Desiree and Lars said...

You are all in our prayers!! And I think it is totally ok to have the feelings you have. still amaze me!

Scilley Family said...

Hang in there! I pray that the recovery for Josh will be smooth.

Annie said...

Who wouldn't hate something that makes life for your child difficult and hard. I thihk you are totlly normal for feeling the way you do. It doesnt change your love for him. I hope the surgery went well!